Made for Worship

January 23rd, 2018

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Psalm 73:1-17

Asaph was appointed by the king to be a worshiper (1 Chronicles 6:39). This wasn’t a one-time appointment; it was a lifetime calling (16:37). Yet even worshipers can lose heart. How do you follow when all you want to do is quit?

Asaph’s psalm is filled with raw emotion. At first it seems that he had lost focus and forgotten his purpose. Looking around at others had seemingly brought him to his lowest point and caused him to question his purpose. It was a battle that almost got the best of him.

The shift came when he made the decision not to dwell long in his questioning. Instead, he chose to get back to what he was called to be: a worshiper. He determined to “enter the sanctuary of God” and his perspective changed. That decision set his focus on One who was greater than this world or anything it could offer.

Our tendency is to become distracted. It’s natural to become discouraged. In those moments, however, we must remember the decision that Asaph made: Don’t remain in that despair! Choose to worship! There is no greater purpose!

Author: Billy Huddleston


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