Asaph Found His Faith Goggles

Asaph put on his faith goggles in Psalms 73:17. Notice how his actions changed even though his circumstances stayed the same because  He saw as God sees. He changed from a natural view to a supernatural view.
*Unchanging circumstances* The wicked prosper (vs 3), and die in peace (vs 4), are trouble free (vs 5), they boast (vs 6), are bullies ( vs 6),  blaspheme, and Asaph is barely existing.
*Defective’ “seeing”* He looked at the situation with his natural unaided mind and concluded that obedience to God was in vain (vs 13), and his feet were on slippery ground ( vs 2), and  the way of the wicked does work.
*Defective Action*  Defective “seeing” resulted in defective action: Asaph became bitter (vs 1), had a pity party (vs 14), had no testimony (vs 15),  and envied the wicked (vs 3).
Notice what happened. Asaph’s actions were wrong but he did not try to change his actions. They were merely symptoms of an underlying cause..lack of having God’s view of the unchanging situation. He needed to find his faith goggles. When he put them on and regained his supernatural view of the situation the supernatural action followed.
*New View* The wicked are on slippery ground (vs 18), and headed for destruction (vs 18).
*New Action*  Based on his new view and understanding (vs 17) Asaph had confidence (vs  24), strength (vs 26), testimony (vs 28), and God’s presence (vs 23).
Are you wearing your Faith  Goggles?

Asaph put on his faith goggles in Psalms 73:17. Notice how his actions changed even though his circumstances stayed the same because  He saw as God sees. He changed from a natural view to a supernatural view.
*Unchanging circumstances* The wicked prosper (vs 3), and die in peace (vs 4), are trouble free (vs 5), they boast (vs 6), are bullies ( vs 6),  blaspheme, and Asaph is barely existing.
*Defective’ “seeing”* He looked at the situation with his natural unaided mind and concluded that obedience to God was in vain (vs 13), and his feet were on slippery ground ( vs 2), and  the way of the wicked does work.
*Defective Action*  Defective “seeing” resulted in defective action: Asaph became bitter (vs 1), had a pity party (vs 14), had no testimony (vs 15),  and envied the wicked (vs 3).
Notice what happened. Asaph’s actions were wrong but he did not try to change his actions. They were merely symptoms of an underlying cause..lack of having God’s view of the unchanging situation. He needed to find his faith goggles. When he put them on and regained his supernatural view of the situation the supernatural action followed.
*New View* The wicked are on slippery ground (vs 18), and headed for destruction (vs 18).
*New Action*  Based on his new view and understanding (vs 17) Asaph had confidence (vs  24), strength (vs 26), testimony (vs 28), and God’s presence (vs 23).
Are you wearing your Faith  Goggles?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.