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To Be Near God

“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works” (Psalm 73:28, ESV). In the last verse of Psalm 73, the psalmist rests in the presence of the Lord, who watches out for His people and shows His redeeming might. As with the psalm more generally, the contrast between the wicked and the righteous is explicit; the wicked, whose prosperity was highlighted earlier in the psalm, will be suffer God’s judgment (v.27), but those who trust in the Lord will proclaim His deliverance.

Let us make this our desire, “to be near God”. God is near to those who call upon Him, and those who trust Him may rest in Him. This life brings sorrow and trouble, but God is a refuge for those who seek Him. Draw near to the Lord, and rest in the goodness of His saving might, His mercy and compassion.

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