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Psalm 73 "The 'Invisible' Fate Of the Wicked Is Visible In God's Sanctuary"
1 ¶ <<A Psalm of Asaph.>> Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
The Scene: Discouragement at the sight of evil men's prosperity and lack
of judgment from God.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15 ¶ If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
The Cause of Discouragement: 1) Too Much Thought on the State of Evil Men
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
The Cause of Discouragement: 2) Not Attending A Godly Church
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
The End Fate of the Wicked
18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 ¶ Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
The Chief View of Life (A Contrast from Viewing Wicked Men's Condition)
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
The End of a Proper View of Life
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord
GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
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