Psalms 73:28

28 But for me it is good to 1be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my 2refuge, that I may 3tell of all your works.

Psalms 73:28 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 73:28

But it is good for me to draw near to God
In prayer, and other acts of religious worship; to attend the word and ordinances in the sanctuary, where the psalmist had lately been delivered out of a sore temptation, and so had a recent experience, which was fresh in his mind, of the advantages of such exercises; for it is both an honourable good, what is becoming and commendable, and a pleasant good, what yields delight and satisfaction, and a profitable good, to draw nigh to God by Christ, the new and living way, assisted by the Holy Spirit; which, when done aright, is with faith, sincerity, reverence, and a holy boldness:

I have put my trust in the Lord God;
as the rock of his refuge and salvation, as his portion and inheritance:

that I may declare all thy works;
of providence and grace, by proclaiming the wisdom, power, goodness, and faithfulness of God in them; by giving him the glory of them, and by expressing thankfulness for them, both by words and deeds.

Psalms 73:28 In-Context

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

Cross References 3

  • 1. James 4:8; [Hebrews 10:22]
  • 2. See Psalms 14:6
  • 3. See Psalms 118:17
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