May 29, 2019 – Psalm 73:24-26

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:24-26.

As we read these praises to God and His great strength for our hearts, we wonder who penned these words and why!  They acknowledged our spirits growing weak, and yet being faithful to God.  Growing older tests our faith in God as He prepares us for dwelling with Him, our glorious destiny.

The question echoes in my heart, Whom have I in heaven but You?  There is no comfort, no shelter, no where else I would be.  When I grow weary and unsure, I read, Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand. verse 23. 

David appointed Asaph, a Levite, and his descendants  to lead the worship, through much of Israel’s history: When Solomon dedicated the temple,  and when Ezra and Nehemiah dedicated the wall around Jerusalem.  Can you imagine the joy to write and lead these worship psalms, seeing others repeat the words, chanted or sung together?

These words of Jesus describes the joy of worshiping God, If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. John 15:7-8.  

There is no end to the wonders of our Lord God!  When our Joy becomes telling others about His wonders, He is our Shelter! Blessed be the Lord!

But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. Psalm 73:27-28.