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Online Bible Verses - Psalm 73: Our Source of Strength

Updated on May 10, 2012

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26NIV

Spirit vs. flesh, a theme we find throughout scripture. Stand alone, in and of ourselves and our flesh, we are in peril. Book of Romans is a good complement to the above. An awakened spirit, coming as the result of God’s work in us, allows man to see the division which he was previously blind to. New eyes can see the battle which ensues.

The psalmist (David maybe?) is aware. He is aware that his Father in heaven constitutes a bridge from darkness into light; aware also that his innate nature fails. God’s indwelt Spirit provides that light. Compromised creation, once perfect but no longer, offers nothing good aside from remnants of God’s original stamp.

Look at the world around us, and ask where it is headed. Will man, in his own capacity and effort, ever be able to make things right? In conjunction, observe history and evaluate our track record to date. Consider the data accumulated thus far. If history does indeed repeat itself, what then do we conclude?

One angle, in accordance with scripture, would state we will continue on our historical path. Difference being, opposition to God’s law will accelerate and predominate. That until, in line with Bible prophecy, He intercedes, literally and physically, for the second time. A completely new day will dawn. It is all written down. Question here becomes, how do we evaluate what scripture tells us: concocted fiction or inspired truth? Free will allows each of us afforded access to make their own call.

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