Psalm 50, 73-74
Psalm 73:17a, 28, "Then I went into your sanctuary, O God... But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do."
No one likes wearing filthy glasses. It impedes vision, and who doesn't want to see clearly?
In today's ready, the psalmist, Asaph, is confused and frustrated about those who do evil and are still allowed to prosper by God. It's a question maybe you've even asked at some point. But as Asaph wondered this, his spiritual vision was obstructed. It wasn't until he went into the sanctuary of God that his lenses became clean and he could see the matter clearly from God's perspective, from an enteral point of view.
We may never have all our questions answered, like why evil people prosper and good people suffer, but we can ask God to wipe our dirty glasses clean to see things from His perspective. And just as Asaph found that clarity, we, too, can find that same clarity in God's House. The church is a special place; it's the Bride of Christ. Are you ignoring the truth and wisdom found there, or are you running to it? Run to His House. Take off your dirty glasses. Ask God to wipe away your messy perspective and see things through His lenses - then, you will gain His eternal perspective.
Dear God, Thank You for this reminder of the importance of seeking Your point of view and for Your church. Help me to work to see things from Your eternal perspective. Amen.