Go to Church

You will take me into glory.
            —Psalm 73:24

Psalm 73 specifies Asaph’s problem—and its solution.

The problem. Asaph’s problem is not uncommon: “My feet had almost slipped . . . for I envied the arrogant when I saw [their] prosperity” (vv. 2–3).

Asaph was jealous of the fat cats. They were making a lot of money. They had it made.

The solution. Asaph couldn’t make sense of the injustice—“until I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny” (v. 17).

Asaph’s feet “almost slipped”—but the moneybags were the ones in “slippery places” (v. 18). When he went to church, he got it. What the rich accumulate ends with the here-and-now. Asaph’s big payoff comes after the here-and-now: “You guide me . . . and afterward you will take me into glory” (v. 24).

Takeaway: Go to church. It puts things in perspective.

Some good stuff rubs off on you
when you go to church.

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