A delusion…

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Psalm 62: 9 Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. 

One of the things I’ve noted in this blog space is David’s approach to dealing with adversity. David was a king, which means he had every kind of resource available to him in times of trouble. He had finances, lands, advisers, armies, and more. It would seem logical that David would turn to these things when his back was against the wall.

But he didn’t.

V.9 is a great explanation. The things of this world are “lighter than a breath”. They ultimately come to very little. They are temporary, here today and gone tomorrow. The fact that I so often turn to such things instead of my God tells me I believe in a “delusion”, a lie. Though my heart is not as focused on the Lord as was David’s, I want it to be. Lord, give me grace to make it so. Amen.

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