Scripture Notes on Psalm 142
I cry to you, O Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” (Psalm 142:5)
The hope of a Christian is not just a better place after death, but a blessed presence in this life. We look with joy not just to the “sweet by-and-by,” but to the here and now.
Because God himself is our greatest blessing and hope, and He is always with His people!
Christian, yes look to heaven as your ultimate reward, but don’t miss the joy of the presence of God as your privilege right now. Rather, let this truth give you confidence in the goodness of your Savior.
God is your portion both now and forever.