Daily Reflections

Keep Your Eyes on the Sanctuary

March 16, 2024 Yamell Jaramillo

As for me, my feet almost slipped; my steps nearly went astray. For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked. —Psalm 73:2–3

How many times do we focus on what the wicked have or compare ourselves with others? We have a tendency to look at outsiders, to compare ourselves, to believe that someone else’s life is better, or even worse to believe that because another person went through a similar situation that we must have the same result.

I don’t want to be like Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, who took his eyes off the sanctuary (v. 17), because that’s when we give rise to bitterness, resentment, and envy. That’s when we lose sight of what God wants to teach us (vv. 21–22). It’s only in His presence that we can understand His work in us.

It’s my prayer that in times of difficulty we can say, “Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever” (vv. 25–26).


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How can you keep your eyes on “the sanctuary” and focus on what God is wanting to teach you through your present circumstances?