Vs. 26, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” In this psalm, we find Asaph (One of King David’s Choir Directors) as the author. This is reminencent of Job while he looked on all the pagan people prosper while he struggled. While God is good…things were not so good in Asaph’s life. He speaks of his feet almost slipping (vs. 2)…as he envied the rich. Yet through his doubts, he was able to find his faith in the Lord. He learned to trust in Him!
Regarding application…What is Good? Let’s discuss the topic of “Goodness” Asaph did not realize “good” to him, was not the same as “good” to God. We here the saying, “we walk by faith.”…well, Asaph was literraly & metaphorically walking by sight. He couldn’t help but see so many successful people, yet none of them loved God. What would be the turning point for Asaph? Vs. 16-17, “When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.” Asaph would go into God’s sanctuary & would begin to see what “good” was from God’s perspective. “Good” is not what great things we own or have done….”Good” is where we are going! In the end…Asaph was able to say goodness was being near to God. Have you rested in Him? Spend time with Him today…be ready to proclaim God’s goodness @ your church this weekned! ”God is good…All the Time!”