Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26 – Psalms 73, 77, & 78

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Psalms 73, 77, & 78. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

One of the questions that seems to come up when things happen such as the Boston Marathon Bombings, or when we see cancer strike a loyal and faithful follower of God, is why do bad things happen to good people and why do good things seem to happen to bad people? David seems to ask that same question today in Psalms 73. Read again just a sampling of his words … “They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty. These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for!” (Psalms 73:6-7 NLT)

It’s something we have all seemed to ask from time to time. It’s an observation we have all made at some point. We see the wicked, the crooked, and the relentless get the bigger house and the nicer cars, all while seeing people who seem to sacrifice everything live on the edges of poverty. In our earthly mind something just does not seem to add up right. But let me remind you what David realized himself … “Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Truly, you put them on a slipper path and send them sliding over the cliff to destruction.” (Psalms 73:17-18 NLT) Remember, this world is not our home. If we belong to Christ our rewards are not on this earth. While those who pursued the lustful desires of this world, while skipping a relationship with Jesus Christ, got their rewards here in this life, those who belong to Christ will spend eternity experiencing their prize … God himself!

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