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Fellowship with the Father

Old Testament

A Sermon on Psalms 73:25-26

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (ESV)

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When everything else fails, are you standing on the solid rock? On this rock, you will never be moved. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that God is this very foundation of life. Examining Psalm 73:25-26, he notes how the Psalmist turns to worship. The Psalmist arrives at the goal of salvation: desiring and worshipping God alone. Everything else takes second place to God. For this Psalmist, first place belongs to Him. The Psalmist has discovered that there is no satisfaction apart from God. He then gives himself to the adoration of this rock. Is this true of you? Do you long for God and desire to know Him? How might we stand on this solid ground? First, Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that the Christian must discover there is nobody else who can help him but God. Second, the Christian then desires God Himself, not merely what God gives or does. Eternal life, as described by the apostle John, is fellowship with God. What are you looking for in heaven? Is it God? Or are you merely looking for the blessings of God? Listen to this sermon and build your life on this foundation stone. Because God is the rock.

Additional Scripture Translations

Psalms 73:25-26, New American Standard Bible

25Whom do I have in heaven but You?

And with You, I desire nothing on earth.

26My flesh and my heart may fail,

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalms 73:25-26, King James Version

25Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.