Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple,and understood the destiny of the wicked.
Psalms 73:17 NET
The author of Psalms 73 took issue with the fact that those who lived outside of God’s will seemed to be successful and experience all the “good” of this life.
He seemed to continue his thoughts until he entered the God’s temple. There his heart was made right and he realized how temporary were the pleasures that the wicked enjoyed.
This is the importance of God’s presence! You will begin to see and think wrongly when you don’t spend time in the Holy presence of God. You will feel like you’re missing something. But you’re not! All the world loves and what the world can give you ends in death.
Later the Psalmist says…
But I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me by your wise advice, and then you will lead me to a position of honor.
Whom do I have in heaven but you?
I desire no one but you on earth.
My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability.
Psalms 73:23-26 NET.
Have you come to the same conclusion than the Psalmist?
Get into His presence!
There is something about our flesh that fights against getting into the presence of God. It has been the same since the beginning of time.
The flesh sees no value in praying, reading the Word and spending time in Christian fellowship. And if you don’t purposely cause the flesh to come under submission of the holy things of God, you will allow yourself to put off the spiritual.
That’s exactly what the enemy wants! The enemy wants you indulging in the flesh so you don’t care about your spiritual man.
Be a Psalms 73 person! Get into the presence of God and let the Holy Spirit open your eyes to reality.
Lord, I desire Your presence more than anything. Grant me times of refreshing as I choose Your pr sense over the temporariness of this world.