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We live in a world where sin is abundant and distractions are everywhere.  Here at Drawn to Whitetails we strive to keep our priorities in line: God first, family second, and hunting third.  Unfortunately, we aren’t perfect and fall short. Thankfully, we have hope in Jesus Christ.  As we thought about being Drawn to Christ, a certain verse kept coming to us, Psalms 73:28:  But it is good for me to draw near to God:  I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

As we go throughout our days, weeks, and lives, we need to take time to draw near to God.  If we trust in Christ and draw closer to Him, He will provide us with what we need to keep us walking in the light.  As He does, proclaim what He has done for you so that others may know of His works as well. We encourage you to read the whole chapter of Psalms 73.  It is very applicable to the world we live in now.  The psalmist feels that those who are wicked or ungodly have it all, but they don’t.  This world will pass and you have to know Christ to have eternal life. Knowing Christ is so much better and the reward is eternal.

Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

Surely God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
    I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;
    their bodies are healthy and strong.[a]
They are free from common human burdens;
    they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
    they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity[b];
    their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
    with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
    and their tongues take possession of the earth.
10 Therefore their people turn to them
    and drink up waters in abundance.[c]
11 They say, “How would God know?
    Does the Most High know anything?”

12 This is what the wicked are like—
    always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
    and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted,
    and every morning brings new punishments.

15 If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;
    you cast them down to ruin.
19 How suddenly are they destroyed,
    completely swept away by terrors!
20 They are like a dream when one awakes;
    when you arise, Lord,
    you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved
    and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
    I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;
    you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.

28 But it is good for me to draw near to God;
    I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
    That I may declare all Your works.