I’ve seen my share of people making bad choices and then seeming to prosper anyway.
“God is truly good to Israel, to those who have pure hearts. But I had almost stopped believing; I had almost lost my faith because I was jealous of proud people. I saw wicked people doing well. They are not suffering; they are healthy and strong.” – Psalm 73:1-4
Asaph was “jealous of proud people…”
It happens. I get my eyes off of eternity and on to people.
“I tried to understand all this, but it was too hard for me to see until I went to the Temple of God.
Then I understood what will happen to them.” – vs. 16-17
Spending time in God’s house, my heart, His temple, I’m reminded this life has an expiration date and that it’s sooner than later.
When Asaph gets his eyes on God again, he says:
“But I am always with you; you have held my hand. You guide me with your advice, and later you will receive me in honor. I have no one in heaven but you; I want nothing on earth besides you. My body and my mind may become weak, but God is my strength.
He is mine forever.
Those who are far from God will die; you destroy those who are unfaithful.
But I am close to God, and that is good. The Lord GOD is my protection. I will tell all that you have done.” – vs. 23-28