Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 17, 2009

 I assume if you are reading this today, as you've probably read it sometimes in the past, that you have made some sort of commitment to be a Christ-follower, a Christian, a disciple. That assumed, then...

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.  - Psalm 73:2,3 TNIV 

Assuming you are a Christian, then I assume we have some things in common, like the Psalmist and us. He almost slipped into envy, into judging his life based upon the world around him rather than the standard of God's Word to us. How easy to look at those around us as a base of comparison, rather than turning to our Father in heaven, our Lord, "How am I doing?" Everything in our world invites us to compare one another to our neighbor, virtually nothing invites us to seek God's standard, except God's Word, and our commitment to be disciples.

"When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God, then I understood their final destiny." (Psa 73:16,17) Let's not slip today, or tomorrow into that pit of petty comparisons. It all begins to make a bit more sense when we enter the sanctuary of God's presence. Yes it does, fellow disciple.

Dale Patterson