“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” (Psalm 30:4)
The Lord has set apart the godly man or woman for Himself. Their lives may lack what the worldly person has, but they have a rich experience of God’s goodness in their life. “They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.” (Psalm 145:7)
When we lay down our heads to sleep at night may we not mourn what earthly delight we missed out on in the day. The Lord often sets darkness in the path of His saints. “He discovereth deep things out of darkness.” (Job 12:22) He would have us discover Him more deeply in the darkest and most barren places of our lives.
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:7,8)
When life draws to a close our greatest possession will not be the memory of a thousand fine things we experienced down here. It will be the memory of the lovingkindness He showed us in the daytime and the song He gave us in the night. Knowing Him is life eternal.
“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” (Psalm 17:15)