2017 – SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
BUT AS FOR ME!
Psalm 73:1 & 2
“Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart.
But as for me,” The Psalmist is feeling sorry for himself as He looks at the wicked flourishing all around him.
1. HE ENVIED THE WICKED v3
When you start to envy and emulate the world – you begin to fail and fall from grace.
2. HE CLEANSED HIS HEART IN VAIN v13
Repeated acts of religious fervour never satisfy the human heart.
You can’t earn God’s grace and favour.
It is accessed by faith.
3. WHEN HE ENTERED GODS HOUSE HE UNDERSTOOD THEIR END v17
“Until I went into the sanctuary of God: then I understood their end.”
Church makes sense of life. It teaches you to draw near to God and to serve His greater cause.
4. HE REALISED HE HAD BEEN SO DUMB v22
“So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.”
Admitting you are dumb – is sometimes the wisest moment of your life.
5. NEVERTHELESS v23
“Nevertheless you are continually with me to guide and counsel me and afterward receive me to glory.”
Returning to your faith foundations – changes everything.
6. IT IS GOOD FOR ME TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD v28
The conclusion of all matters is this – “it is good for me to draw near to God.”
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