Today the Lord took me to Psalm 73.
73 A psalm of Asaph.
1 Truly God is good to Israel,
to those whose hearts are pure.
2 But as for me, I almost lost my footing.
My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.
3 For I envied the proud
when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.
4 They seem to live such painless lives;
their bodies are so healthy and strong.
5 They don’t have troubles like other people;
they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.
21 Then I realized that my heart was bitter,
and I was all torn up inside.
22 I was so foolish and ignorant—
I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.
23 Yet I still belong to you;
you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
leading me to a glorious destiny.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.
26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
27 Those who desert him will perish,
for you destroy those who abandon you.
28 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.
Again, it’s not about me. Dwelling on – envying – the success and apparant ease of life of the wicked and rich is making it about me and what I don’t have. It’s all about Him. It’s all about eternity.
My mind tries to define eternity as the time I have on this earth, because it seems like it will be SO long, but I have no context in which to understand the concept of eternity. I hear it’s a really, really, long time!
Father, remove these filters of humanity through which I filter everything around me. Open my eyes and my mind to see the eternal, the eternity in every man and woman. Through these stupid filters, everything relates to or revolves around me. When seeing with your eyes, it’s all about you. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.