July 19, 2015

Psalm 73

Self-pity is like a deadly virus. All too often God’s children envy the lives of non-believers because they are not bound by the high standards of behavior and expectations God has set for us in his Word and through the Holy Spirit. At these times, we need to realize we are envying a slave of the world. How would you express, in terms of your own life, what the psalmist says in 73:13-14? The appearance of the wicked whom we envy is in utter and complete contrast to their reality (73:18-20). How do you discern between what you see—and are tempted to envy—and what is (and so is affirmed in obedience)?