Questions and Encouragement
Psalm 73 is one of Asaph’s in a collection for King David. Asaph was a leader of one of David’s choirs of Levites. He has many questions about why the wicked prosper while those who are righteous suffer hardship. He wonders if he had been true to God for nothing. Then he went to the sanctuary of God and understood that the prospering of those who ignore God is only temporary, limited to this life. After they die they face the judgment. The righteous who stay true to God have an eternity of peace and joy in God’s presence!
Our view and perspective must look beyond this life and its problems. Our values are to be linked to our relationship with God and not tied to the earthly values that fade and die. Consider Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is fixed on You: because he trusts in You.” The Apostle John encouraged Christians in 1st John 4:4 by reminding them, “…greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”