Doing Good Is Not An Exercise in Futility 

We had a great family dinner today. It was particularly awesome because we had two of Arctic Boy’s mission companions from Cambodia join us. It was fun to hear some of their mission stories and have them fill in the blanks for some adventures he’s mentioned in passing and not given us any details about. 

I love the Psalms in the Old Testament. Psalm 73 is a good reminder to me to persevere in doing good, even when it feels like it’s an exercise in futility. I used this Psalm today for my Young Women’s lesson about how our choices affect our lives and future, and how we can trust God to give us good things. Even if sometimes it seems like people who don’t keep the commandments look like they are getting ahead, their day of accountability will come, and blessings do come to those who try to be obedient. 

“For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.  They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.”

Psalm 73:3‭-‬4 NIV

“When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply  till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.  How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!  

“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.” 

Psalm 73:16‭-‬17‭, ‬19‭, ‬23‭-‬24 NIV 

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