October 27, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Revelation 2:8-11 // Psalm 73

“Then I discerned their end.”
Psalm 73:17

The Bottom Line

In the business world, people do not judge a project by its ups and downs, most times. The bottom line, showing final profit or loss, determines the success or failure of a venture.
The Psalmist Asaph, chief musician at the Lord’s tabernacle in the days of King David, learned that also life has a bottom line. For a time, he could not understand why he, a faithful servant of the Lord, was obliged to endure so much trouble and hardship, while wicked and arrogant people, who mocked God, seemed to be carefree and have no problems in life. Their prosperity made him envious. Almost, he confessed, he was persuaded to follow the example of the ungodly to see if things would go better for him.
The problem was too difficult for him to grasp until he entered the sanctuary of God. Then he understood the end of the wicked. The bottom line was not how well things might be going at a given time, but where the person stands at the end of time.
The end of the ungodly is destruction and eternal damnation, but for the godly, who by faith have the righteousness of Jesus Christ, who remain faithful to the Lord and let Him lead them, it is everlasting life with God, in glory.

October 27, 1984

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