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Near or Far

Posted by: David Carroll

Psalm 73:27-28 (NIV)

Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

It is not a good thing to be far from God. Perish and destruction are the end of the unfaithful. On the other hand, near to God is good; it is a place of safety.

Why such a wide gap between near and far? Is there no middle ground? Have you ever noticed that those who are far from God are trying to get farther away still? On the other hand, have you ever noticed that those who are close to God are clinging ever closer? It seems the reason for the wide gap is because of our choice.

The Psalmist says he will tell of God's deeds. I like to do that to. I suppose that is a natural result of being near.

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