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|I Envied The Peace Of The Wicked...they Are Not Troubled by SilentVboy: 1:09pm On Feb 21|
Why did one Levite become deeply discouraged?
The writer of Psalm 73 was a Levite. As such, he had the remarkable privilege of serving at God’s place of worship. Still, at one point in his life, even he got discouraged. Why?
He began to envy the wicked and arrogant, not because of their badness, but because of their evident prosperity. (Ps. 73:2-9, 11-14)
They seemed to have it all—wealth, a good life, and no anxieties. Their apparent success so discouraged the psalmist that he said: “Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and washed my hands I have kept my heart pure and washed my hands in innocence.”
Clearly, he was in grave spiritual danger.
HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY BEFORE? Despite being so close to God, you still face one difficulty after another. While the wicked or those that don't care about God are prospering? Then now u know that u are not alone.
SO WHAT HELPED THE LEVITE TO ADJUST HIS THINKING?
Read Psalms 73 : 16-19 and 22-25, 27-28.
Hope you were encouraged. Feel free to share a scripture below that encouraged you today or of recent.
|Re: I Envied The Peace Of The Wicked...they Are Not Troubled by Jashub: 1:43pm On Feb 21|
OP what you have to understand here is that this psalm was written to a people in their own time. And from historical records, this psalm was probably written after the separation of the kingdom of Israel where oppression was customary and the neglect of God's laws was embraced.
What could have kept this psalmist righteous was simply his undenying faith in God during such a time.
|Re: I Envied The Peace Of The Wicked...they Are Not Troubled by SilentVboy: 2:20pm On Feb 21|
Jashub:Well, if it was written to those in his own time, don't you think it also applies to us today?
I believe the answer is yes. Because there are some today who think as this Levite thought back then. And we still have people that dont care about God today too.
So you see bro, it applies to us too today.
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