• It’s easy to get frustrated!
  • If you consider the decline of morals in our Country, you can get frustrated!
  • If you consider the overall lack of respect for authority in our country, you can get frustrated!
  • If you consider your own on-going struggle with bad habits, you can get frustrated!
  • If you consider how the wicked seem to prosper and good people seem to struggle more, you can get frustrated!
  • Enter Asaph, a worship leader in David’s day, and writer of several Psalms. He was having the same struggle.
  • Psalm 73:1-3 – Asaph almost slipped despite God’s goodness when he became envious at the prosperity of the wicked. 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.
  • Psalm 73:4-14 – Asaph describes the condition of the ungodly “who prosper in the world”.
  • Psalm 73:15-20 – It was not until Asaph consulted with God in His sanctuary that he began to understand the actual plight of the ungodly.
  • Psalm 73:21-22 – He was convicted of his own foolish perspective that he had before he consulted with God.
  • Psalm 73:23-28 – Asaph reminds us how good the righteous have it and that those without Christ are hopeless.
  • If you are a Christ-follower, these reminders are for you!

Remember God’s Presence – Psalm 73:23, Hebrews 13:5-6 – Don’t underestimate the power of God’s strong grip!

Remember God’s Plan – Psalm 73:24 – God has a plan for your life! And He’s reserved you a spot in Heaven!  2 Corinthians 5:1

Remember Your Priority – Psalm 73:25, Philippians 1:21 Nothing should matter more than pleasing Jesus!

Remember God’s Power – Psalm 73:26

Remember Man’s Problem – Psalm 73:27 – John 3:36 – Man’s problem is that if he does know Jesus, he is assigned to an eternity of punishment.

Remember Your Purpose – Psalm 73:28 – Psalm 107:2 – If I am a Christ-follower, my purpose is to make and train disciples. Matthew 28:18-20