June 19, 2019

15If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.
(Psalm 73:15-17, NIV)

 

PSALMS 72-74

DAY 173: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verses For Today: Psalm 73:15-17

Our journey through the Bible to day takes us through Psalms 72-74, where we encounter absolute joy in God, despair, and lamentation.

Ask God for His understanding of Psalms 72-74. Read Psalms 72-74. Let’s journey!

 

Psalm 72 is the final Psalm written by King David. It is a Psalm that says God is King forever protect your people and your creation from the unjust. (Psalm 72:1-20)

 

Psalms 73-74 are written by Asaph. In Psalm 73, Asaph questions why he should heed the Lord’s instruction when those who scorn and defy the Lord live blessed lives. Asaph answers that question in our focus verses for the day.

 

Psalm 74 is Asaph lamenting the God’s rejection of His chosen people. Asaph cries out to God seeking redemption and forgiveness for God’s chosen people.

 

Our focus verses for today are taken from Psalm 73 where Asaph questions why God allows those who defy Him to be blessed.

 

15If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.
(Psalm 73:15-17, NIV)

 

Asaph considered the alternatives available to mortal man. Asaph realized that he envied temporary pleasure over an eternity with God. Asaph soon realized that his envy was misplaced and when he understood his final destiny (Heaven) and the final destiny of the unbeliever (Hell) he no longer envied the path to eternal destruction.

 

Godspeace!

 

  

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