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Monday, September 30, 2019

Psalm 73:16-17

 
When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me--
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.
Psalm 73:16-17

It can be difficult to watch the news nowadays. The Bible tells us in the last days evil will be called good and good will be called evil and you can certainly see that in the latest headlines. It certainly does seem like the wicked are prospering.

That was Asaph's complaint in Psalm 73. He spent the first part of the psalm complaining about the good life of the wicked. It didn't seem like there was any benefit to following the Lord when those not following Him lived the good life.

But in verse 17, it all became clear to him. When he attended the synagogue and heard about the fate of those who don't follow God, he realized he was wrong. If you read the internet and see the prosperity of those who couldn't care less about the Lord, remember their ultimate destination. These aren't people who should be admired, they are people who need prayer and God to enter their lives. As Christians, this life is only temporary and we have a lot in which to look forward – eternal life with our Jesus!

Teach me to look up and not around,

Pastor Ron Kitchell

 

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