Continuing to Draw Near to God
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
King Asaph was discouraged when he saw the prosperity of the wicked around him. Those who seemingly were not following and trusting in God were having success in their lives. However, when He went into the Temple, he was reminded of the end of those who do not trust in the Lord. The treasures that this world offers is temporal and will mean nothing eternally. It's not about gaining wealth or fame in this world but about drawing nearer to God. The wicked will seem to have success for a season but will soon have to face the judgment of God. Don't let the successes of those around you who are not trusting in God deter you from doing what's right and drawing near God. You may never have "success" in this world, such as wealth, fame, and power, but it is much better to lay up treasures in Heaven. Continue to seek the Lord and draw nearer to Him daily, and don't let things in this world lead you away from Him. You may have been discouraged this past year, but keep your focus on the Lord and continue in His way.
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