Blessedness of those who Trust in the Lord

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Blessedness of those who Trust in the Lord

Post  fennywest on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 7:22 am

Blessedness of those who Trust in the Lord
In Ps73 The Psalmist made a great discovery- the blessedness of those who trust the Lord. It is a truth we should remind ourselves daily.

He was disturbed, perplexed, intrigued and flabbergasted when he saw those who do not trust in the Lord having an easy ride in life:
4 For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like other men.
7 Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than heart could wish.
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, Who are always at ease; They increase in riches.

As long as we look at the ungodly with the natural eyes we will be confused, bemused and agitated and misjudge the wisdom of God. We run the risk of envying them and abandoning our righteousness.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me ---
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.

We need to remind ourselves that although we are in this world. We are not of this world. Heaven is our home. We are just passing through. We are pilgrims here prepared for heaven. We have a different pathway from the world. The road we travel is a narrow one. It has constraints, but they are blessed constraints. It has boundaries but they are blessed boundaries. We have a tailor-made diet that is offensive to the world but it is good for us. It keeps us trim and proper and not malnourished.
The Narrow Way
13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Matt7:13
14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.John17:14
Do Not Love the World
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world --- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life --- is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.1John2:15-17

We need to see through the eyes of God as to have the right perspective. That is why watchmen take to the top of the building so they can have a vantage position and warn those below. As we come into the sanctuary of the Lord, we are lifted to a plane where we see clearly and we are able to cherish our relationship with the Lord and the pathway He has chosen for us.

The Psalmist found out when he went into God's presence. So in this New Year, let us resolve to begin the day in the sanctuary of God, hear from Him as He speaks to us through His word. Let us see events around us and in our lives from a divine perspective and we will be glad that we are in Christ. We will be moved with compassion and pray for those who are blinded by materialism and treat holy things with levity.

4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.2Cor4:4
8 They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return here, And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
11 And they say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?" Ps73:8-11

You can see the result of worldly prosperity:
It makes people scoff.
They become arrogant, even questioning God’s wisdom and knowledge.
That is surely a slippery slope to disaster and not where you will want to be. The abundance is thus a snare in disguise.

As we start our day in His sanctuary, He will guide us to His desired haven and we will not walk in darkness. We know that we have a Guide who sees the end from the beginning, whose counsel stands the test of time. He will guide us by His Holy Spirit and by His word. Our pathway will shine ever brighter unto the full light of day. Even when we make mistakes, God will not abandon us but will by His grace turn the mistake into a miracle as we trust in Him.

24 You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Ps73:24-26
Truly those who trust in the Lord are blessed in their going out and in their coming in. Their flesh and strength may fail but God is the strength of their heart and their portion for ever.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.Ps32:8

We thank God that the psalmist came to a blessed conclusion:
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.

I pray that you and I will also reach that conclusion att every crossroad we face in 2013.

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It is Good for me to Draw Near unto God
It is good for me to draw near unto God
Lord I put my trust in You
That I may declare all Your works, O my God
Lord, I put my trust in You.
My flesh and my heart mail fail me.
But God is the strength of my heart.
You are my portion but now and evermore
There is none that I desire but You. P73:26,28

Who do I have I heaven but you
There no one on earth I desire but you
My heart and my strength many times may fail.
But there is one truth that always prevails
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever, forever
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