A Store of Pure Gold

51gvpg5zstlTo us who cannot foresee what the end of the morning will bring, there is the comfort that everything that happens does so in conformity to and by direction of His ‘counsel’ ([Psalm 73:]24a). What is impenetrable to us (the future) is an already drawn map lying before Him (Ephesians 1:3-4; 2:10; Philippians 1:29-30). We can never over-exalt the sovereignty of God: He is truly God—the God in charge. And we need to remind ourselves that this is even especially so when things turn out either other than we expect or would wish. He is always on our side; always implementing His ‘counsel.’ All this is a store of pure gold entered in our account; yet the finest gold is yet to come. There is that which the life-assurance man dare not mention by name when he delicately suggests ‘if anything should happen.’ But the Bible has no such hesitations. It knows all about ‘afterwards,’ the future; it calls it the ‘glory’ ([Psalm 73:]24b). Our gracious God is not only for earth; He is our guarantee of heaven ([Psalm 73:]25-26).

— Alec Motyer, Psalms by the Day, 204.

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