Psalm 73 – A CLASSIC PROBLEM
Wicked people prosper. Righteous people suffer. “It’s not fair”, we cry, and yet the problem has existed for thousands of years. Asaph tells of his personal struggle with the issue in this Psalm.
A CLOSE CALL – Vss. 1-3
Asaph almost slipped in spite of God’s goodness when he became envious at the prosperity of the wicked.
A CONFUSING PERPLEXITY – Vss. 4-14
Asaph describes the condition of the ungodly “who prosper in the world”.
A CORRECTED UNDERSTANDING – Vss. 15-20
It was not until Asaph consulted with God in His sanctuary that he began to understand the actual plight of the ungodly.
A CONTRITE HEART – Vss. 21-22
He was convicted of his own foolish perspective before he consulted with God.
A CONFIDENT CONCLUSION – Vss. 23-28
Asaph shows how good the righteous actually have it.