Thought for the Lord’s Day

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In Psalm 73 the psalmist proclaims that “the nearness of God is my good”. He comes to this realization after he has considered what the world has to offer. He realizes the foolishness of looking at life and valuing it the way the world does. He even goes so far as to say that he was a senseless and ignorant beast to be attracted by the world’s treasures.


This Lord’s Day what is your good? Would your children say that you live as if the nearness of God is your good? May you and I repent and weep and then seek the mercy and grace of God so that he alone is our good and our refuge.

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.