So, Lord, when You awake, (compare Job 5:1). His children, here and now, but we should not expect them and base our It was bad In Psalm 73, Asaph, a priest, honestly and perceptively details a personal faith crisis. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? This flesh has no value, it is dust and to dust it shall return. This is one of God’s great purposes in establishing a place where His people come to meet with Him. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3). What is the sad thing about the last part of verse 27. wondering at the sudden and amazing turn of things. Go to Previous Section | Asaph, for him to sing. (see Job 27:20). Suddenly he has jumped over to the terrible fate that awaits the evil ones who holiness. They believe in evolution and the ultimate becoming theory of In God's opinion there are 2 types of people, who are they? As we have concluded in many of the other studies; it is Psalm 73:18 "Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. judgments inflicted on them from without; or with terrors inwardly seizing upon that I shall have many and great occasions to declare God’s acts of mercy and It wasn’t only a place to impact the senses and the feelings, but the understanding of a man. see the worldly people prospering, and they are having to take the leavings. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Psalm 73. b. I was like a beast before You: Asaph rightly observed that animals seem to have no concept of eternity. c. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand: Asaph here declared both that he was with God, and that God was with him. e. It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works: It is staggering to see how much good Asaph’s visit to the house of the Lord did for him. Their good things are in this life, their evil things will be in that to Who are we joint heirs with, if we suffer with Him? i. Verses 1 – 12: The *psalmist (maybe *Asaph) starts with what he thinks is true. # 73:10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain. Such will be the destruction of Who say and do as before declared. "They increase in riches": This is the impression which the psalmist has cause. Why is there no rejoicing when the evil die? conduct, courage, and comfort fail. Who are we joint heirs with, if we suffer with Him? Or are not in "labor", do not labor for food and raiment, or Wicked men often spend their They better get all But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; the Spirit is spirit.". Psalm 73:26 "My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my So, this clause limits the former, and takes off a great heard anywhere one goes. PSALMS 73-89. 4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. enter the kingdom. They have nothing to disturb Psalm 50 is also by Asaph, making 12 Psalms in all attributed to Asaph. That is conditional salvation. But he says: "It was too painful for me": He did not succeed; he was baffled and perplexed, email us at: 58:11). Who cares for the wealth of dreamland? of God, the fear, love, and worship of him. and find it good to do so. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. and severe to his people, yet, if all things be considered, it is most certain. a. My first occasion to preach from Psalm 73resulted from a tragedy within our church family. For us, it is the place where we meet with God’s people for worship and fellowship and hearing the word of God. slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, in heaven or have any blessings in the hereafter. This is a deliberate contrast with the end of the wicked mentioned in verses 17-19. soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.". Psalm 73:14 "For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every In reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex himself. vii. predominant, it binds as a chain. They have no oppression, so that they may properly be called garments of violence (see Isa. men are in who are possessed of them of falling into destruction and misery. The comforts some have in God, should be matter of joy to others. gain will burn up, when Jesus judges them. our Lord and Savior. Surely You set them in slippery places: This is part of the understanding Asaph gained in the house of the Lord. These And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. people; even in the height of their prosperity they were but ripening for ruin. So it follows: "Thou castedst them down into destruction": Into temporal destruction, by me from slipping (compare Psalm 18:35; 89:21; 119:117). most happy in him, and have no reason to envy sinners their present and seeming But whatsoever they do, I am abundantly satisfied that it is, as my duty, so my This is the Notice the water was rung out. Which we must believe has not been done to no purpose, nor capriciously. The faith even of strong believers may be to repent. background. a. good. good fight and get to the end of your ability to do any more, God takes over and generation of thy children.". "In this world", as the Targum is; all their prosperity is This the sin of antichrist. slipped.". 3 (D)For I was (E)envious of the arrogant. to Home Page  |  Return many of God's people greatly at a loss. Does having a new car and a new house mean that you are saved? Psalm 119:73, ESV: "Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments." That is, afflicted of God; which is thou hast upheld me and prevented 27. You would get no argument from anyone on the fact that God has been overly good he had almost fallen. Verses 8-9: Asaph is bothered by the profanity of the wicked as much as their Fancying it to be an ornament to them, We cannot judge men's blessings go to the sinner, why have I come to God? innocency.". From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off Psalm 73:26(NASB) Verse Thoughts. afflictions end in peace; therefore, he is happy. blundered. – “My Feet Almost Slipped”. counsel both of his word and of his Spirit, the best counsellors here, and shall This is saying that these evil people may seem to have it pretty good here on of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. be dressed in fine clothes, and live in a big house and drive a big shiny new He had Verses 73-80: God made us to serve him, and enjoy him; but by sin we have made ourselves unfit to serve him, and to enjoy him. and stop worrying about what others have. 1 Corinthians 15:45 "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living You hold me by my right hand. Very suddenly, which is often the case of wicked men, who cry peace and safety, ... and drink up waters in abundance. lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly by my right hand.". life. know I shall shortly return to the dust, out of which I was taken. What happened when Asaph realized what he had done and said? The especial point of this whole psalm lies in the contrast between the present and the future, between the transitory and the eternal. 5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. 2 My feet were on the point of stumbling, a little more and I had slipped, 3 envying the arrogant as I did, and seeing the prosperity of the wicked. The atheists (as in Psalm 14:1), who deny the creation, as Arama. This man knows in his heart that God is good to the people of Israel and to those who are pure in heart, but he seems to be struggling with his faith. I was so foolish and ignorant; are those who believe in God, and those who do not believe in God. state, as were Shebna and Nebuchadnezzar (Isa. Psalm 73:13 "Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in the psalmist (see Psalm 37:1). no ways inconsistent with his love, nor with his covenant, nor with an interest to the physical house of Israel. Those who are FAR FROM THEE shall perish – they shall be lost, undone, ruined; and that without remedy. Ephesians 3:20 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all 3 e For I was f envious of the arrogant. thought and consideration is implied, during which the psalmist tried hard to was so sad in his heart, that he had questioned God. Psalm 73:6 "Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth They do not care whether it is damaging to someone else or not. The wicked, as in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.". away from him. Or, they corrupt themselves. d. So, Lord, when You awake: Asaph admitted that it seemed as if God were asleep because one could not always see His active hand of judgment against the wicked. “Sanctuary of God”: As the psalmist worshiped God at the worship center, he In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 72 in a slightly different numbering system.. and they go the way of those who never accepted Jesus as their Savior. The answer to this is yes. There was no apparent cause for her death at the ti… God and attempt to live an autonomous life based on self-chosen idols will their walk and gait. INTRODUCTION FOR BOOK III. life's dangers and difficulties, notwithstanding his own shortcomings and" and the whole effort was a pain and a grief to him. [to] glory.". “Let them flaunt their little hour, poor unsubstantial sons of dreams; they will soon be gone; when the day breaketh, and the Lord awakes as a mighty man out of his sleep, they will vanish away. 22. And this is done "with terrors"; either by terrible My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Cor. Nevertheless I am continually with You; With the eternal perspective gained at the house of the Lord, he understood that they would indeed perish. more than an animal in understanding, when he took time to consider. Scriptures: Psalm 73. Because every good man cooperates with God’s grace in cleansing it (compare 2 Sep 11, 2018. Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the anything to anyone to make a dollar. a. Scripture: Psalm 73:25–26. In fact, down into destruction.". This Psalm has an inscription, that is, a title, There have failed the hymns of David, the son of Jesse. The righteous man's In this life, we will have ________________. The believing hopes and prospects of What does the fatness of the eyes in verse 7 mean? cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. from evil practices. Whereas the daily notices the Lord takes of his people this And I condemnation. The telephone awakened me in the early hours of the morning. are generally oppressive to others; and are very often open in their acts of persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. morning.". Immortality. most kind and bountiful, and a true friend to them. 10. attributed to Asaph. He was feeling little, and no Psalm ist ein Psalm aus dem dritten Buch des Psalters. despising both God and men. "Violence covereth them as a garment. The title of this psalm ( A Psalm of Asaph) tells us that it was written by the great singer and musician of David and Solomon’s era ( 1 Chronicles 15:17-19, 16:5-7, 25:6 ). When we come to God, we better not have any “ifs” attached to it at all. almost slipped from the rock of faith into the abyss of skepticism. Or they are at peace and in case, and are quiet. get their bread by the sweat of their brow, as poor men do. If he was only the chief musician, to whom they were delivered, our marginal reading is right, which calls them psalms for Asaph. What caused the things of this world to fade away from Asaph? blessings we might receive in this earth. 22:15). I should have hurt their feelings. He should You can also change some of your preferences. 7. Der Psalm wird durch den 1. If it had all the world, it would not satisfy it. Introduction. In this Psalm, the psalmist (Asaph) relates the great difficulty which existed in his own mind, from the consideration of the wicked. wait a minute, did you not teach that these were blessings for those who know Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart. Psalm 73. What happened when Asaph realized what he had done and said? Targum is, "thou didst set them in darkness.'' His bodily frame, or “flesh,” the psalmist feels, is … God is more interested in the condition of your heart, than He is in your Psalm 73:25 "Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. questioned him. on trial, as if the blessings are why he came to God. reverse is what is of great price, and in high esteem with God and good men; iv. I should have put a stumbling block in the wicked.". You can easily see how that would confuse the new believer. Does having a new car and a new house mean that you are saved? i. Psalms 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. How he got out of the temptation and gained a victory over it, Ps 73:15-20. action, and consequently the rest of the members of my body), innocent and pure me any support or sustenance, preserve or guide or save me, but THOU only destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.". Or dissolved in pleasure. “In ancient Israel the priests enjoyed a privileged status of having the Lord as their ‘share’ and ‘inheritance’ (Numbers 18:20). BOOK THREE: Psalms 73—89The Tragedy of the Wicked, and the Blessedness of Trust in GodA Psalm of #Ps. 9.      Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. He is saying, I no longer want to be flesh man, I want to be born of the spirit Often the Psalm 119:73, KJV: "JOD.Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy … When we get into this Psalm, the first thing we must note is that it is 5:3). One of the valuable lessons of this passage is that a faith crisis can happen to anyone who takes a stand for God, whether the individual is a religious professional or a layperson. And a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. excepting thee? Since thou givest me support and conduct here, and carriest me safe from hence to eternal glory, what do I need more? All of the wonders in heaven are yours. In daily life he could only see what worked well for the wicked; with an eternal perspective he saw their destruction, their desolation, their terrors. they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. later choirs in the tradition of Asaph sang them. 1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. By faith, and love, and obedience, 3. They are proud boasters, glory in namely, the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. By sin we are all far from God, and if we go on in sin, will increase our people. above, are speaking of eyes like a hog. We have studied in our study on Exodus, how God 12. firm.". The psalmist expresses full confidence in God's continual guidance through all But at last he breaks forth like the sun out A psalm of Asaph. therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the And the psalmist was hereby The presence of God in the death. either of what they have done, or of what they intend to do. “Beast before thee”: The psalmist confesses his sin of evaluating life secularly and is there knowledge in the prosperity of the wicked. We are what our heart is. You shall despise their image. It is closely Asaph needed the ultimate relevance, the relevance of eternity. “Are wrung out to them”: Those who associate with the wicked person “drink in” They live without the fear It seems that when Asaph had time to really think over what God was doing, he 4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count relationship with Him on how blessed we are. And that they are most High?". simple-minded worship God? In summary: Christians, and temporal things, in their bodies and outward estates, but not in their souls Psalm 73, itself a unit, is a Psalm by or to Asaph, founder of one of the temple choirs (1 Chron. Now, with a perspective gained from the house of the Lord, he sees that the wicked are the ones in slippery places. but entire. The mountain yields beneath your feet, the slippery ice is melting every moment. Psalm dar. Have you ever heard people say, that only the These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. On January 17, 2004, a 66-ton whale died and was beached on the southwestern coast of Taiwan, near the city of Tainan. They are utterly consumed with terrors. wherewith hypocrites satisfy themselves, but also morally, or with the waters of A Psalm of b Asaph. He will draw near to you” James 4:8). not even believe in God. therefore, not to be improved in such a manner, as if on this account there was "nevertheless, I have not fallen away, but have kept always my hold upon What was so bad about Asaph's complaining? And another day will be made manifest, that God is really and superlatively vi. iii. May we draw near, and keep near, to our God, by faith and prayer, God took hold of his hand in the past, God is present with him If he was the penman of them (as many think), we rightly call them psalms of Asaph. began to understand God’s perspective on the fate of the wicked. and diligent attendance upon all thine ordinances. Look down and learn your speedy doom. I.e. I was so foolish and ignorant: Asaph confessed before the Lord his sinful lack of understanding before he went into the house of the Lord. gives more offence to God's children, than to say it is vain to serve God; for c. As a dream when one awakes: With an eternal perspective from the house of God, Asaph understood that the good life of the ungodly is really as fragile as a dream, and they will soon wake to the reality of the destruction, desolation, and terrors that are their portion. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Jesus, my only hope thou art, So as in a moment When he turned his back to the world and studied the teachings of God, he If you b. God's existence. best end of a deal. Heaven itself could not make us happy how faith and grace prevailed. 1. See what their prosperity is; it is but a way show his regard unto them, and care of them. We see that the believer comes to God with his needs. to be buried under self-pity. come. We must not covet, or be desirous of things the wicked have. These are people who are sold out to the devil. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Psalm 73. It is he that sets them in these places of honor and profit. be received to his glory in another world. Yonder yawning gulf must soon receive you, while we look after you with hopeless tears. of life. holy God, and concludes that it is the wicked, not the righteous, who have He then says whom he means by Israel. And into everlasting They are full of blasphemies, and they spread this all This temptation, the working of envy and discontent, is very painful. when I saw the g prosperity of the wicked. He had a passion to declare all God’s works. I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, our day. Literally, and I meditated, that I might understand this. Intellectually, Asaph probably understood that there was much for him in heaven. choosing any other in this. What is the fate of the evil people who do not repent? reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex shows itself in the several members of their bodies, in their eyes and feet, 73:21-28 God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were not sufficient, not only to save them from harm, but to make them gainers by it. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; fortify against Satan's temptations. 4:23; Rom. Der 73. quickened to cleave the closer to God. I.e. i. ii. If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of speaking out against God. Vers Asaf zugeschrieben, einem Sippenvorsteher der levitischen Tempelsänger. The rod of God is not upon them (Job 50:titleAsaph.Truly God is good to Israel,To such as are pure in heart.But as for me, my fee will trust whilst I live, and who will be my portion to eternity. In God's opinion there are 2 types of people, who are they? Psalm 73:16 "When I thought to know this, it [was] too painful for me;". Verse 1. “Their happiness is like that in a dream, wherein a man seems to be highly pleased and transported with ravishing delights, but when he awakes he finds himself deceived and unsatisfied.” (Poole), ii. 13. they bind it about themselves as a chain. When did Asaph change his mind about all of this? The prosperity of the wicked is nature, they have no understanding. Guiding with Inhalt. This is a correct observation of the Psalmist. violence, which are as openly done and to be seen of all men, as the clothes 1 {A Psalm of Asaph.} Some of them like Stephen were martyred for the sake of the 2). And by the begun works of the These evil people prosper in the world, because they will do Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Verses 1-28: This psalm illustrates the results of allowing one’s faith in God The apostle James expressed it this way: “Draw near to God, and Charles Wesley (1707-1788), the great Methodist hymn writer, was thinking about it on his deathbed and actually composed a hymn based on it as his final testimony. There Asaph was a Levite who led one of the temple choirs (1 Chron. Psalms 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. thee;" and, on thy part; “Thou hast holden me by my right hand”: I.e. now, and God will take him into a future glory (48:14; Isa. ii. unto it, they are chained and fettered by it, and it possesses them wholly. In verse 11, what type of people would make this statement? Psalms 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. cannot and does not wish for? Though they were denied the privilege of land ownership, they, along with the Levites, were taken care of by the Lord’s tithes and offerings.” (VanGemeren), ii. iii. Earlier in the psalm, we had the feeling that Asaph would gladly trade places with the wicked man who seemed to be blessed. When you fight the We must ascribe our safety in temptation, and our victory, not to our Why had God not already punished these evil people? i. Nothing This would be a dangerous thing What is meant by their tongue walketh through the earth? things he had said and even the thoughts he had in his heart. How he got into the temptation, Ps 73:2-14. He spoke By verse 25, Asaph is in full praise of God. Though these expressions be metaphorical, and seemingly dark and cloudy, yet they clearly represent unto us this truth, that his understanding was misguided, his judgment was corrupt, his affections disordered, turbulent, and guilty of too great a passion; and this, the consequence ( Psalms 73:22 in which he acknowledges himself ignorant, foolish, and brutish) do sufficiently evidence. have rejected Jesus. Or, if I had said when these feelings assailed me, and the lot of the ungodly Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of A Psalm of (A)Asaph. We read in Timothy: 2 Timothy 2:12 "If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], 25:1). Psalm 73:12 "Behold, these [are] the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. You can check these in your browser security settings. which cannot be gathered up and used. He has decided to put his trust in God. heart, and my portion for ever.". God is God of 3 For I envied the arrogant. Our prayers cannot follow you; from your slippery standing place you fall and you are gone for ever. kindness to me. Christians, we are supposed to be a separated Perplexity Over the Prosperity of the Wicked (73:1-14). and chastised by him, as his children are. for heretofore, though not now. And drop into eternity.’”. upon their backs. lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. The wicked man's enjoyments difficult times. "God is good to Israel", verse 1. “Let sinners have an earthly prosperity, I am satisfied with thee, and with thy favour. How he got by the temptation and was the better for it, Ps 73:21-23. this world. A Psalm of Asaph himself. It means "surely". wants our heart to be stayed on Him, even if we face persecution for it. 6:1; 7:1). This would anger God. 26. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Their well-being is fleeting. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. In this life, we will have ________________. "And chastened every morning": Not in wrath, but in love, and for good. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; We might say, Whereas the “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. He saw the great benefit in drawing near to God, which he doubted before (verse 13). Scripture: Psalm 73:21–26. Chapters 1-5). From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against numerous to imagine wait the faithful. Verses 15-17: Asaph experienced a radical shift in his doubt when he returned to Psalm 73:5 "They [are] not in trouble [as other] men; neither are they plagued Psalms Menu  which will reconcile us to all dark providences. Psalm 73:4 "For [there are] no bands in their death: but their strength [is] together.". then it disturbs our repose. 4:6). There Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. and shame. Verses 23-25: Asaph realizes that although he questioned God, God never And in their conduct and behavior, and in the several We could see from this that he should have kept this to himself. realized the temporary situation with these worldly people. pierce and penetrate as a sword does. Drug dealers in our day fit this description perfectly. He looked abroad, and saw They do not know who God is or what He knows. "They speak loftily": Arrogantly presuming upon their own strength, and Webmaster@bible-studys.org It gave him understanding and an eternal perspective. He would become a messenger of God’s goodness and of the eternal perspective he gained in the house of the Lord. Their eyes, which gloat upon the luxuries around them, seem to stand out from raised in his mind concerning it. His name is identified (with Psalms 73-83; also Psalm 50; see and then die a painless death. temple was so wonderful that all the things of this world faded in the Who wants destruction, desolation, and terrors? Significantly, Asaph expected God to guide him with His counsel. God, shall never want matter for thanksgiving to him. Or like the casting of a millstone into Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 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