November 11, 2019
Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. Psalm 73:1
Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, started his psalm by talking about the purity of a person’s heart and the goodness of God. Then he says, “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped” (Psalm 73:2).
He thought when he got right with God, he wouldn’t have any more troubles. Then reality hit. Verses 13-14 say, “Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.” He said, “I got right with God and I still have problems!” He had a false expectation that the Bible doesn’t give. Christians are not due preferential treatment.
Some of you have lost your fortune, lost your job, some of you have even lost your family. I want to ask you, is God enough?
If in the midst of this you can say, “God is enough,” I’ll tell you one thing you’ve done: you’ve shut the devil’s mouth. The devil says, “Well, he only serves you because of those good things you’ve done for him. You’ve bought him off with blessings.” God says, “No, he just loves me for who I am, not because of the blessings I’ve given him.” The presence of God is enough even in our trials.