Psalm Chapter 73

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Psalm 73

1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

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.

16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

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.

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.

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.

43 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 73

  1. 24. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

    In proverbs 3 the Word tells us to not lean unto our own understanding, but to trust God, and to acknowledge him in all our ways and He shall direct our paths. He wants us to be saved and be receive us I’m heaven. In 2 Peter 3:9 says …not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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

    This verse makes so much sense to me. The things of life overwhelm, but He strengthens me to live. I realized that it’s way better to lean on Him for everything. I was also reminded of the song we sang this Wednesday night.. Sing praise
    Forever God is faithful
    Forever God is strong
    Forever God is with us
    Forever and ever, forever

    He promised to be with us forever, but will we be with Him? Will we allow Him into our lives that he can become our strength and our portion forever…

  2. When I was beleaguered and bitter, totally consumed by envy, I was totally ignorant, a dumb ox in your very presence. I’m still in your presence, but you’ve taken my hand. You wisely and tenderly lead me, and then you bless me. You’re all I want in heaven! You’re all I want on earth! When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, God is rock-firm and faithful. Look! Those who left you are falling apart! Deserters, they’ll never be heard from again. But I’m in the very presence of God — oh, how refreshing it is! I’ve made Lord God my home. God , I’m telling the world what you do! (Psalm 73:21-28 MSG)
    I’m thankful that my eyes are open, I’m no longer blind, but I can see. There is nothing else that I need but JESUS!!! Blessed by His mercy and grace. GLORY!!!

  3. 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.

    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.

    Where would I go but tithe Lord? God is my strength of heart. I have ut my trust in thee.

  4. 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.

    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.

    That is my desire to draw nearer to you every day. Each step I take should be a step closer to You Lord, a step closer to your Love, a step closer to your Glory, a step closer to your Salvation. For this world and this flesh fails me every day but IN YOU GOD I CAN PUT MY TRUST.
    For you will never leave me nor forsake me.

    ♫♪♪♫♪♪♫Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
    To the cross where Thou hast died;
    Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
    To Thy precious, bleeding side.♫♪♪♫♪♪♫

  5. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
    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.

    What A Great God I Serve!

    When I think of ALL that the Lord has done for me, I can’t help but rejoice. He brought me from a slippery death, surrounded by worries and terrors, and placed my feet on th sure Rock, Jesus Christ.

    Until I got to a church that not only preached real truth, but also lived it, I never knew how much bondage I was in. Being a slave to paying bills, to work, to serving yourself ( just to “get ahead”), and all was for a personal kingdom that would fade. Now I still have bills and a job, and I work to pay them on time, but I am not driven by them.

    Now I am driven by my love for Jesus….

  6. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. (Psalms 73:26 NLT)

    Everything at some point will let you down. Health, money, friends, and even family but God remains the same everlasting love. The same today and forever! Loving Him gives you strength! Praise Him for his unfailing love!

  7. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
    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.
    HALELUJAH !!! When GOD ALLOWED THOSE SCALES TO COME OFF OF MY EYES ……. I then UNDERSTOOD where I would spend eternity. Before then I had no idea and had no concern for salvation. Just like the many that perish by the second. We are the light in this dark and dieing world.
    OHHHHH BUT I THANK MY JESUS FOR THE GREAT MERCY HE CONTINUES TO HAVE ON ME. After all the mercy…….. HIS MERCY IS ANEWED EACH DAY!!! HALELUJAH !!! I love You DADDY!!! Thank You JESUS!!!

  8. God willing I will be committing on this blog at lunch with a thought from The Lord regarding the spirit over Houston… Relating to this blog.

  9. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    David went to the sanctuary. Probably much like the original tabernacle in the wilderness. It was not yet in the splendor of Solomon. He looked at the priests who raised razor sharp tools to cut, and slay animals. The blood soaked altar, and the screams of the substitutions.

    Perhaps God allowed David to see that such a cruel fate awaited the wicked.

    David said he was a beast before God. His whining, and complaining was turned to sorrow as he beheld their end.

    The apostle Paul wrote “and such were some of you”

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11
    — Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    Compassion should fill our hearts as we look at the lost and the dying of this world. Though the deeds named are foul, those who commit them are still souls with a destiny. We must look past the deeds, and try to change their destiny.

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  10. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Although sometimes when we look when the natural eye, what we see is not always what it is. The bible is true it rains on the just as well as the unjust. The enemy would have us see that the wicked are prosperous. That they are enjoying the pleasures of life, That they appear better off than the children of the Most High. However, as the old song says “The devil always paints a beautiful picture, but that is not reality.

    17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    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.

    Their end is desolation. They have went whoring after other gods, and their pleasure and “happiness” of this world is only temporary. Eternity if forever, and what you sow that shall you also reap. We must keep our eyes focused on the eternal and off people, othewise we will be like the writer, our feet will be nigh unto slipping…….

  11. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

    Many times we see people get something and are naturally jealous of their success. David was Jo exception. He was jealous of the prosperity of the wicked. We should not focus on these things because these people are laying up there treasures here on earth where moth and rust can destroy what they get. Thebes can come and take their positions. It is sad to think this is all they want or all they will get. We have the promise of everlasting life. We should spread the gospel to all.

  12. Hold My Hand
    I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
    Psalm 73:23-24

    Often we are like little children in a big toy store, running from aisle to aisle and asking for everything that looks good. Sometimes He grants us our wish; other times He say no. Like a loving parent, You hold me by the hand so I don’t get lost in the store, just as my mother always did. Like my mother, You point out when my wishes are poorly made or too expensive for my soul. I admit that once in awhile I have a temper tantrum, disputing Your guidance and wanting our way, but You have never been wrong. Thank You for Your love and patience, for I will always need Your guidance.

    I need guidance NOW! Thank You Jesus!

  13. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    Another scriptur for those who think they don’t have to go to church – even David had to church to receive understanding.

    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.

    James 4:8 (KJV)
    Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

    The closer we try to get to God, the closer He comes to us and we should start with repentance.

  14. It is easy to become distracted by the deeds of “earthly” people and their riches. I work with a man who wanted to trade his Lamborghini in for a new Ferrari. He was turned away. Turns out, the only way to become the owner of a new Ferrari is to be a current owner. Therefore, you must first own a used Ferrari before the dealership will allow the purchase of a new vehicle. This man went on and on about he was treated unfairly. All the while, I am thinking “yea, I wish I had your problems… owning a Lamborghini and the Ferrari dealership will not allow me to purchase a new vehicle…”

    It is so easy to lose sight of God’s blessings when surrounded by carnally minded people. My mind was wrapped around the fact that here stood a man with over $100,000 in equity in a vehicle. He was complaining about the inability to use that equity any way he sees fit. My mind started reeling about my inability to change circumstances around my life and the POFW. “Why Lord, can you not bless me with $100k that I may in-turn bless the POFW with a building with more room?” While I still cannot answer that question, I know God has the answer not only to my question but for the needs of the POFW.

  15. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
    27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
    28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

    Earthly riches are only temporary. Our goal should be to strive for what is important to God.

    11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
    12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
    13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

  16. Nothing else matters except where we will spend eternity. The end of the ungodly is in the lake of fire. They may prosper now but their payment is coming for their unrighteous living.

  17. Hold My Hand
    Iam continually with thee:thou hast holded me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
    Psalm 73:23-24

    O often we are like little children in a big toy store, running from aisle to aisle and asking for everything that looks good. Sometimes He grants our wish; other times He says no. Like a loving parent, He holds us by the hand so we don’t get lost in the store, just as my mother always did. Like my mother He points out when my wishes are poorly made or too expensive for my soul. I admit that once in a while I have a temper tantrum, disputing Your guidance and wanting my own way, but He has never been wrong. Thank You for your love and patience,for I will always need Your guidance.

    I need His guidance NOW!

  18. WHEN IN DOUBT, GET TO CHURCH

    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.
    16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
    17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    We learn from David here that comparison of the righteous to the wicked is an old trick of the devil and as we well know in the 21st century this tricky tool remains effective to those that will listen. Deception is a deadly tool of the devil. David, the man after GOD’s heart was tempted by the supposed success of the wicked. Thankfully today we have his testimony to warn us of the pending pressure from the prosperity of the wicked.

    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.

    Anytime the thought would cross your mind in regards to how good the wicked have it in their life and doubt concerning our personal, spiritual commitments to JESUS, we MUST get to the HOUSE of the LORD and get UNDERSTANDING of the END. They may play the game of LIFE and appear to be winning and having fun, however we know LIFE begins at death.

    The Apostle Paul instructs us in 2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    Ignorance is revealed in our lives when we compare our current situation and circumstances to those of someone else. We MUST GET to the HOUSE of GOD for UNDERSTANDING.

    UNDERSTANDING cannot be found anywhere else but the HOUSE of GOD.

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  19. Psalm73:2,3
    But as for me, my feet were almost gone:my steps had well night slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
    73:16,17
    When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
    Until I went into the sanctuary of God;then understood I their end.
    73:21,22,23,24.
    Thus my heart was grieved,and I was pricked in my reins.
    So foolish I was,and ignorant;I was as a beast before thee.
    Nevertheless I am continually with thee,thou hast Holden me by my right hand.
    Thou shall guide me with thy counsel,and afterward receive me to glory.

    ——–I just picture David, just sitting on his couch( reading, his own personal privet place)or whatever…. Meditating,expressing to God what he thinks, what has happened to him in the past or recently,what he sees happening in people’s lives and just realized that he had almost been there, and else…….
    —– but at the end he said this:
    73:28
    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.
    —- and continue with life, with its ups and down.
    Galatians5:13
    For brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh,but by love serve one another.
    —— 🎶🎶🎶in your prescense my joy is complete,🎶🎶🎶in your prescense is
    where I belong!!!!🎶🎶🎶…..
    —the joy of The Lord is my strength.

  20. This chapter illustrates disguise. The wealthy and worldly way was enticing; “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end”. One must not be fooled by the disguise of the world for there is no true peace or happiness, other than through Jesus. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  21. this reminds me of when i was much younger and would always see people younger than me with a brand new car. at the time i got upset because here i was trying to be right in Gods eyes and i saw trouble all around me and these people seem to look like they had no troubles, but as i grew and continue to grow i have came to rwalize that God chasin the one he loves and that what God has for me is for me and will come to pass if i hold on to the almight powerful God. God is my strength, there is nothing that i desire more than a closer relationship with my father.

  22. ILove to eat the book

    27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

    For the last 2 months, I have been working and basically living in the Houston area. This morning as I woke and prayed, God gave me a revelation of what the prevailing principality of this region was… It felt like a light turned on…At once I knew what spirit is in charge here. THE SPIRIT OF SEXUAL PERVERSION!

    So, I said “God if this is true, let it be confirmed in the mouth of two or three witnesses”.

    So, I turned to Mr. Google and guess what he said…he told me that Houston was #1 in the Nation for sex slaves. In fact, check out these 2 short articles.

    “Houston has also been the highest rated city for sex slave trafficking victims in U.S.
    Houston has more strip clubs and illicit sex stores that serve as fronts for sex trafficking venues than Las Vegas, according to freeourcity.org. These women are sex slaves, exploited in exchange for passage into the United States. The Rice Freedom Project, an anti-human trafficking group on campus, aims to help stop human trafficking in Houston”.

    And another article

    “For example the mayor of Houston is an openly confessed lesbian homosexual who recently was re-elected to her 2nd term in office. The first time she was elected obama gave her a phone call to congratulate her, the 2nd time it was joe biden who called to congratulate.”

    WAKE UP CHURCHES IN THIS REGION…and see the spirit of physical and spiritual whoredom that is going on and take authority over it!

  23. v17 We should be wise to satan’s tactics and knowledgeable of his devices.
    2 Corinthians 2:11

    GOD will not allow the deceptive purposes of satan and his false workers to go unpunished
    There is coming a day when all works shall be laid bare and proper judgment will come.

    Paul reminds us that their end shall be according to their works. 2 Corinthians11:15

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  24. 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.

    He is always by my side, in whom do I put my whole trust in. THank you Jesus for always being there.

  25. Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. (Psalms 73:17, 21 NLT)

    My prayer is that I would enter in the sanctuary to receive understanding and realization of my heart condition. Lord, please enlighten and examine me now. Let me remain humble and teachable. I don’t want to get to judgment with a poor heart condition.

  26. In this scripture, we see even the psalmist admits to being ignorant and behaving as a beast before thee. But, he stuck it out with God, and received guidance with counseling. Thus, we have a Guideance Counselor, his name is Jesus Christ. He is the only True God, and he is in heaven, and there is no other that I love more. Sorry, wife “God” is first, and there is no other greater. Even though this flesh and my heart fails me, and it is written God is the strengh of my heart, and he is my portion. So, let’s draw near to him, I put my trust in the Lord God.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    “Now”……………”Due Season”………………………………..

  27. 1-5 No doubt about it! God is good—
    good to good people, good to the good-hearted.
    But I nearly missed it,
    missed seeing his goodness.
    I was looking the other way,
    looking up to the people
    At the top,
    envying the wicked who have it made,
    Who have nothing to worry about,
    not a care in the whole wide world. MSG

    My mind wonders how come the wicked can have so much and yet as my family tries to do what is right stuggles. However, we don’t know the behind closed doors on the wicked what they are doing. They may be looking to drugs, alcohol, and whatever for their fix. But on that goodness we serve a God that we can turn to and he (God) will supply our NEEDS according to his will. Sometimes we think our wants is our needs but it is not. I thank God for a hard working husband and a roof over our heads and food on our table and a car to get from point a to point b. God has truly blessed us and I can’t complain. I am also thankful for a church and a pastor and pastor wife that loves unconditionally.

  28. 11-14 What’s going on here? Is God out to lunch?
    Nobody’s tending the store.
    The wicked get by with everything;
    they have it made, piling up riches.
    I’ve been stupid to play by the rules;
    what has it gotten me?
    A long run of bad luck, that’s what—
    a slap in the face every time I walk out the door.

    Some times we feel like talking like this and if we aren’t using wisdom, if we aren’t really reading the word we will leave out the next verse

    15-20 If I’d have given in and talked like this,
    I would have betrayed your dear children.

    Don’t make the bible say what you want, let it say what it says.

  29. Vs. 23-25, “Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”

    When I read this chapter early this morning, a song came to my mind and has been on my mind all day. “I’d Rather Have Jesus”

    The first verse of the song says,
    I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
    I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
    I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.

    The one thing I know for sure is that I want Jesus more than anything than this world has to offer me. I want to hold on to His nail-pierced hand and never let go. For one day, He will receive me into glory.

    Another song says, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.”

    Keep your eyes focused upon Jesus and hold on to His nail-pierced hand.

  30. God is so good.
    He cares so much for us it’s more than we will ever know.
    People fail us but God never will.
    I am very greatful for Pofw it’s the best church~ with extreme TRUTH.
    THIS SCRIPTURE IS PERFECT FOR ME LOOKING FROM JESUS’ POINT OF VIEW.
    HE IS AWSOME!!!!!

  31. Those that curse God, are cursing me. This Chapter is pointing out how the rich wicked people who are ungodly and are prideful get cursed. A humble poor man that honors God and follows his commandments will be blessed by God. God knows the intentions of a wicked man’s heart that is up to no good, they will live in darkness and never see the light because they choose not to do right. God loves everyone, we have a choice to be wicked and live in the darkness or choose to be like God and live a godly righteous life by worshipping and praising him.

    Lord bless and protect my church family and home family from all evil. May all the backsliders that choose to draw away from you find their way back to your house Lord God, through God all things are possible and they are happening NOW at POFW, Iet me shine for your Lord, may your will be done.

  32. 26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

    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.

    I put all of my trust in God for he strengthens me. My God is a mighty God.

  33. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    Sometimes things don’t make sense to us and we begin to question even God and his plan. Instead we will gain insight and understanding when we pursue a closeness with God, a relationship where God can speak to us about His plans just like He spoke to Abraham.

  34. 16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

    17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

    This is one of my favorite chapters in the bible… I love how the writer is so honest about his life situations and all that he has been through… I too have sometimes felt the same feelings… Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end!!!! Thank God for the church!!

  35. This chapter is my personal testimony. Even though I didn’t fully understand everthing that was going on around me, I knew God was up to something. I praise God because of what he kept me from. To him belongsall the glory, honor and praise.

  36. …my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

    I am so thankful that he’s never left me, he is my strength

  37. NOW Trust

    1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

    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.

    Without a right perspective and attitude, we can position ourselves to slip when something happens that appears unfair/flipped of what it should be. We must remember God is not mocked and what is hidden will come to light. Yet on the same coin, we don’t know everything about a situation and we may stand in resistance to the will of God if we are not careful to trust Him fully in whatever happens. The decision that seems so wrong to us may actually be the hand of God at work, bringing about a plan we may not begin to understand until way down the road. It would be terrible to get so caught up with a situation we perceive as wrong that we ourselves backslide over it.

    NOW Faith says, I trust NOW, even when I don’t understand or agree according to my own assessment

    Proverbs 3:5-8
    5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  38. Verse 26 NLT reads “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Some try to be happy with things of this world; but, these things will eventually fail you, leave you broken and lost. Stay near to the one who loves you beyond measure, Jesus.

    Verses 27-28 CEV read “Powerful Lord God, all who stay far from you will be lost, and you will destroy those who are unfaithful. It is good for me to be near you. I choose you as my protector, and I will tell about your wonderful deeds.”

  39. 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.

    Im reminded from reading just the begining of this chapter, how many times I see the wicked prospering in finance and government and get envious. Actresses and models flood the media making fitness and diets look effortless “4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.” Not only does their prosperity seem objective and unpunished by illness or plague. It only makes sense that this kosmo-kingdom would be thriving if its leader is satan, he has been thriving for the past 6k years. When our focus becomes the envy of the prosperity of our kosmos neighbors then we literaly stumble. In vs 2&3 the psalmist confesses that they almost lost their foothold, because they were distracted. When our focus is distracted, the enemies tactic has succeeded. Don’t worry about how your neighbors prosper in evil wickedness, but praise God for the prosperity he is going to bless you with for staying faithful. Nothing is impossible for our Father, in fact Jesus says “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Instead of thinking it easier to be bad and make our own way, we should focus on Him and asking Him to heal and bless us. Be Blessed!

  40. 3 for I was envious at the foolish , when I saw the prosperity of the wicked . 12 Behold , these are the ungodly , who prosper in the world ; they increase in riches .

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