I think Psalm 73 is just a relevant today as it was 300+ years ago. Asaph was asking the same questions we all ask. Why is it that we believe that being a follower of Christ will make life on earth less of a struggle and full of riches and material blessing? The truth is that those that do not follow God are the ones who have the corner market on pleasure, luxury and wealth. Look at the realities in Asaph’s day and compare it to today.
1.They had great wealth
2.All their needs were met
3.They were physically healthy
4.They could buy their way out of suffering and difficulty
5.they were proud of their accomplishments and abilities and saw that pride as a strength of character
6.They got away with being uncaring and cruel because of their power
7.No lust was ever denied
8.Nothing that builds up others ever comes out of their lips
9.They look to crush others
10.They deny God’s existence
11.They have great power and people listen to them intently
a.Reminds me of the actors today
12.“Look at these wicked people— enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply.”
What do you think?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.