It’s His Victory

  1. In Psalm 73 vs. 12 is mentions those who are always at ease.
  2. This is a description of the wicked. Comfort and ease are death to a Christian. We think we want to play God and speak to our mountains to be moved and our storms to be stilled, but seeking comfort and ease is not what God wants for us. He wants us to trust Him through the storms and as our Way over or through any mountain obstacle. He wants us relying on Him for our salvation. We need to trust Him for our salvation. That’s how we are saved! Trusting ourselves for our salvation is a really bad idea, even if we are thinking it’s His authority we’re speaking with. Even Jesus emptied Himself and did NOTHING apart from the Father. He didn’t exercise His authority. He exercised the Father’s authority at the Father’s discretion, only. Jesus did only what He saw the Father doing. The Father is the one who chose that storm and that mountain to be there in the first place! He chose them for your good and His glory. We may want them gone, and that’s okay. Jesus asked for the cup to be removed, but what He CHOSE was the Father’s will.
  3. We have the word continually again in this psalm. It is in verse 23. “I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand.” There are many many mentions in the Bible about being at the right hand. This puts God at our right hand. That’s the position of strength, power, and honor. That’s Christ for us when He is at our right hand.
  4. I want to point out one more thing. Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
  5. Do you see the contradiction there? God is the strength of his heart, but his heart fails. God is his portion, but his flesh fails. God is shown strong in our weakness. As long as we are strong within ourselves, God can’t show His strength. We have to “fail” to allow Him to gain the victory in our lives.