Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. (Psalm 73:25)
The psalmist is brutally honest about himself. He confesses his envy towards people who live life as their own kings and queens while disregarding and rebelling against God (v2-3). He wrestles with the apparent easy life the wicked live and the constant hardships that he endures (v12-14).
But then by God’s grace, something happens. He’s has a change of perspective. He remembers who He has. And who has always been with him (v23-24). He remembers that ultimately it’s God who he truly seeks after. None of the other things of this world can compare to God’s love. As Tim Keller put it, ““Live for beauty — but beauty fades. Live for money — but money fades. Live for success — but success fades,…If you don’t have God, you really don’t have anything, because everything is just slipping away from you.”
As we live today, treasure Jesus. If you lack a delight in Him, ask Him to fuel a love for Him and use the gifts He has given you to encourage this love such as the church community, His word and singing to Him. If you would like to join a community group at our church, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.