Whom Have I But You? (Psalm 73)

Whom Have I But You?

Sometimes it is only when life’s comforts are stripped, that we can see what is most important.

I. Life is not fair (vv. 1-12)

A. What Should be (v. 1)

B. What Is (vv. 2-12)

II. The unfairness of life can lead to a crisis of faith (vv. 14-17)

A. Faith is What You Believe

B. When Faith is Misplaced (vv. 13-17)

III. When all you have is God, it is then that you learn He is enough (vv. 18-28)

A. Coming Face to Face with God (vv. 18-20)

B. The Moment of Clarity (vv. 21-28; cf. Hebrews 12:22-31)

C. A Parent’s Greatest Gift

D. The True Dividing Line (1 Corinthians 11:17-19)

Discussion Starters

1. Monday—Do you find it hard to confess with verse 26 that there is nothing on earth that you desire beside God? Why do you think that is so hard to say?

2. Tuesday—As you look around, does life seem fair? Does that mean that this is all there is to the story? What is the danger of thinking it is?

3. Wednesday—What is a crisis of faith? How can the unfairness of life lead to crisis of faith?

4. Thursday—What did the psalmist see when he entered the temple? How did this help correct his misperceptions?

5. Friday—Where do you enter into God’s presence? How does he remind you of what is ultimately true? What are the dangers of neglecting worship?