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Psalms 73 - No Comparison

It is easy to look at the wicked and wonder why they are prospering. One may wonder why does this person who slander, back bite and are greedy get everything they want. You may say I am trying to do things right and it seems like I am taking two steps backwards. Know that GOD has your best interest at heart and He careth for you.

In this Psalm the writer understands that he almost let envy get the best of him. He envied the arrogant at how they prospered. He details his thoughts about the wicked and how it looked like they had no care in the world, no struggles, they are healthy and strong he cries. He goes on to say "they are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills". It is not what it appears. Money doesn't give you joy. Prosperity doesn't give you joy if you do not have the Lord. You will get to a place where it is never enough. There will be a void that can't be filled. The arrogant may look one way on the outside but trust me GOD sees the heart. The writer holds true to his foundation "GOD is good" and ultimately doesn't slip because of it.

Don't measure yourself by looking at others. Measure yourself by what GOD is saying about you. Do not compare yourself to no one. Stay focused on the Lord and know that GOD has not forgotten you. He will prosper you and exalt you in due season. Stay focused and watch GOD work. Your time is coming.

Se'lah Moment

Our GOD reigns over the just as well as the unjust. Trust me the wicked doesn't prosper. Besides what does it matter if a man gains the whole world but loses his soul.


Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. Psalms 73:1 NIV

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. 5 They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills. 6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. 7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity ; their evil imaginations have no limits. 8 They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. 9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. 10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance. 11 They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?” 12 This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth. 13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence. 14 All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments. 15 If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children. 16 When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply 17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny. 18 Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. 19 How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors! 20 They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies. 21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, 22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. 23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. 28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalms 73 NIV

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