Luke 12:13 – 21
Ephesians 1:15 – 23
Psalm 73:1–3 (NKJV)
1 Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
I Faith shaken
II Faith stabilized
Psalm 73:17 (NKJV)
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.
cf. Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV)
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
III Faith advances
Psalm 73:22–26 (NKJV)
22 I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand.
24 You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.