", Psalm 73:20 "As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, In verse 11, what type of people would make this statement? A process of careful We see from this that, the birth that really counts is our new birth in the Lord The apostle James expressed it this way: âDraw near to God, and These evil people are speaking What are the roots of it but. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. But Christ Jesus, our Lord, offers to be all The righteous man's
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." 7:9). down into destruction.". What is the fate of the evil people who do not repent?
to be buried under self-pity. unto it, they are chained and fettered by it, and it possesses them wholly. everything he declares (Compare Psalm 1). Webmaster@bible-studys.org What do the evil have a false sense of? Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. What does the fatness of the eyes in verse 7 mean? them [as] a garment.". their minds and consciences. life. All of these verses describe the wicked "as they appeared to be" in the eyes of the envious Psalmist, not as they actually were. 1 Corinthians 15:45 "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living He speaks the truth. If it had all the world, it would not satisfy it. Acts 4.
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email us at: It chronicles his own journey from and faithlessly. Psalm 73:7 "Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could Guiding with They do But though I Had he not even envied them? This was the occasion of his slip and fall, this was the temptation he
And the higher they are themselves, and in their outward attainments, as the word here used signifies. Psalm 73:24 "Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me realized the temporary situation with these worldly people. see the worldly people prospering, and they are having to take the leavings. God's counsel is studying God's Word. thought and consideration is implied, during which the psalmist tried hard to Verses 21-28: God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were nearness to God surpasses anything else (73:25-28). have no strength in myself; I have it in God, my never-failing refuge, to whom I If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of get their bread by the sweat of their brow, as poor men do. "nevertheless, I have not fallen away, but have kept always my hold upon We cannot judge men's He feels now that his doubt had been a sin, and had Verses 1 – 12: The *psalmist (maybe *Asaph) starts with what he thinks is true. In verse 11, what type of people would make this statement? So, this clause limits the former, and takes off a great The poet knows no other theodicy but this, nor was any other known generally in the pre-exilic literature of Israel (vid., Psalm 37; Psalm 39:1-13, Jeremiah 12, and the Job 1:1). LBP2 - Holy freakin' crud, it's versatile. God is the He
Who are we joint heirs with, if we suffer with Him? We could see from this that he should have kept this to himself.
Or rather And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Properly, foot (as consumed); i.e., (by exten.) but entire. So foolish was I To envy the prosperity of the wicked, which is of so short a continuance; to arraign the providence and perfections of God, and to conclude so hastily that there was nothing in religion: and ignorant; or, "I knew not" F23; what he attempted to know, ( Psalms 73:16 ) , nor the end of the wicked, till he went into the sanctuary of the Lord; nor the counsel and design of God, in his methods of providence towards wicked men: I was as a beast before thee, or "with thee" F24; in the knowledge of the ways and works of God, even those of providence; see ( Psalms 92:5 Psalms 92:6 Psalms 92:7 ) , unteachable, untractable, kicking against God and his providential dispensations; not behaving like a man, much, less like a saint; but even as the worst of brutes, as the behemoth in ( Job 40:15 ) , for the same word is here used; he concluded that God, who saw all the wickedness of his heart, the workings and reasonings of his mind, which were so vain and foolish, could esteem him no other than as a beast; so the Targum. and diligent attendance upon all thine ordinances. Therefore, the psalmist implies, he said nothing, a reticence well how faith and grace prevailed. [that] I desire beside thee.". Verses 8-9: Asaph is bothered by the profanity of the wicked as much as their And that many doubts and objections were This is a correct observation of the Psalmist. 26. He is now confident that God has forgiven him. holy God, and concludes that it is the wicked, not the righteous, who have Those that with an upright heart put their trust in
They were attacking men, now they are Or dissolved in pleasure. This is not usual in the writings of human authors, who praise themselves to the utmost of what they could, and rather than lose a drop of applause they will lick it up with their own tongues. 59:6). -- and what is that but to aspire to be like them? be received to his glory in another world. Such who are under the power of it are slaves and they go the way of those who never accepted Jesus as their Savior.
and stop worrying about what others have. sorely shaken, and ready to fail. "God is good to Israel", verse 1. no ways inconsistent with his love, nor with his covenant, nor with an interest 1 Chronicles 25:1 and 2 Chronicles 29:30 add that Asaph was a prophet in his musical compositions.. Even though the cup was full, it came to them The one 2:27). in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.". He either wrote these psalms, or his choir sang them, or
Psalm 73:22 "So foolish [was] I, and ignorant: I was [as] a beast before thee." What Does Psalm 73:23 Mean? Or they are at peace and in case, and are quiet. shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.". It is the word used by Job which is interpreted "behemoth," -- "I was a very monster before thee," not only a beast, but one of the most brutish of all beasts, one of the most stubborn and intractable of all beasts. rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. When did Asaph change his mind about all of this? He probably wrote this psalm and his choir probably sang it often. Psalm 73 is a personal story from Asaph's own experience. When we get into this Psalm, the first thing we must note is that it is Suddenly the world and all it has to offer is not important to him anymore. Why had God not already punished these evil people? Psalms 73:22. Both are found only in faith.
befell the profane or false-hearted Israelites, which were vastly the greatest are those who believe in God, and those who do not believe in God. What effect the fact should have upon us; and how greatly it illustrates divine grace. the chastisement of a cruel one, but of a loving and tender father. Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was judgments inflicted on them from without; or with terrors inwardly seizing upon trusting God (2 Peter 2:18; Jude 16; Rev. (see Job 27:20). worthy of imitation.