Psalm 73 – DEALING WITH INEQUITY
Life is not fair! Those who should be punished seem to be rewarded. Those who should be rewarded appear to be punished! This is not a new problem. Asaph dealt with the same problem in this Psalm.
THE PSALMIST’S COMPLAINT ABOUT INEQUITY – Psalm 73:1-16
Asaph admits that God is good to Israel, but he had almost slipped because of a wrong attitude. Vss. 1-2
Asaph had a problem with the prosperity of the wicked (Vss. 3-12) and the affliction of the righteous (Vss. 13-16).
THE PSALMIST’S CHANGE OF ATTITUDE – Psalm 73:17-20
When Asaph went to the “sanctuary of God” he finally received understanding.
We will understand things better when we bring them to God.
Asaph realized that the ungodly were in a precarious position, and would be judged by God.
This is still true today. Those without Christ are in danger of eternal punishment (John 3:17-18, Revelation 20:11-15).
THE PSALMIST’S CONVICTION OF SIN – Psalm 73:21-22
Asaph confessed just how foolish he was.
THE PSALMIST’S COMPANION FOR LIFE – Psalm 73:23-25
God is ever present with His children, and the outlook for the future is glorious!
THE PSALMIST’S CONFIDENCE IN GOD – Psalm 73:26-28