Does it surprise you that nearness is only used twice in the Old Testament?
As a nation that has done righteousness
And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God.
They ask Me for just decisions,
They delight in the nearness of God."
What is your good? What makes you feel close to God? When I was 17 and meditating on this Scripture, the thought that came to me was of the many times that I felt God’s Presence in my life-where I felt his Pleasure. I think you can best relate to what we call the “atta boy” moments.
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8
"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth." Psalm 145:18
Listen to some good music, read good books, watch good movies, read the Scriptures, and make as
And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For, behold, those who are far from Thee will perish;
Thou hast destroyed all those who are unfaithful to Thee.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
That I may tell of all Thy works.