It is Good to Draw Near to God

Psalm 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.”

The psalmist testifies that “it is good for me to draw near to God”. Drawing near to God is a pleasant and profitable experience to all God’s children. If it is good to draw near to God, then we should hate all things that distract or prevent us from drawing near to Him. Let us not put any value on those things that hinder our coming to the LORD. They must be refused, no matter how attractive they may appear.

Let us always observe what is so plainly commended to us by the psalmist — “to draw near to God”. Since the LORD has forgiven our sins and reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, we can now come nigh unto Him. Hebrews 10:19 says that we can have “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus”. Whoever would come to the holy presence of God through Jesus the Saviour, will never be rejected.

Let us put our trust in the LORD God, having the assurance that He will not reject us but will receive us to Himself and hear us when we call on Him. We can have absolute confidence that God will accept us. Hebrews 11:6 assuredly affirms that “he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

When we draw nigh to God, like the psalmist, who further purposed in his heart “that I may declare all thy works”, let us also recall all that He has done for us and praise Him.

Prabhudas Koshy