Monday Morning Meditation: Nearness of God

Good day, my Monday Morning Meditation readers 🙂

Last week, we wrapped up the Psalm 34 series.

Today, I’ll be sharing on Psalm 73:28 (NASB):

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

The nearness of God is my good.

Good, an adjective, is also translated as “a good thing, benefit, welfare, prosperity, happiness.”

The word nearness is only used twice in the Old Testament and also means “an approach, a drawing near.” The other occurrence in Isaiah 58:2 gives us a picture of what this drawing near looks like:

“Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways,
As a nation that has done righteousness
And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God.
They ask Me for just decisions,
They delight in the nearness of God.”

What is your good? Your benefit and happiness? And how do we experience the nearness of God?

Besides Isaiah’s instruction above, James also states it plainly, as does the psalmist:

James 4:8a (NASB):: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

Psalm 145:18 (NASB): “The LORD is 1near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”

What can we do to make the nearness of God our good this week?

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