Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
(Psalms 73:25 (NIV))
Do the words of the psalmist echo what is in your heart?
Take a serious look at what is being said in these words.
If heaven is the perfect place and the goal that most people have for their eternity, then proclaiming “Whom have I in heaven but you?” is basically proclaiming that heaven is nothing without that individual in it. That individual is the Lord, our God. If the Lord is not there, then it is no longer heaven. The very presence of the Lord makes it perfect. He makes it heaven. He is the Creator. He is perfection. Nothing compares to His greatness!
What is the earth from this point of view?
It is merely a part of His creation.
Is there anything that has been created that is greater than the Creator?
This passage proclaims that there is nothing in the created order that is desired above the Creator. We all have stuff in our lives. Some people have the right perspective and keep God above all others. Some have made a very bad trade and have placed a part of creation, some of their stuff, above the one who created it. They have traded God for the world.
Who or what do you have?