Psalm 73 – Confessions of a Former Bitter Beast

Psalm 73 is yet another response to the question, “Why do good things happen to evil people?” and the answer is once again, “On a long enough timeline, they don’t.” The psalmist, Asaph, used to envy the prosperity of the wicked and think he was wasting his time by being good, but something happened to change his mind. There’s a turning point at verse 15 that divides the psalm into two halves, allowing Asaph to look back at his former perspective and critique it. What happened to open his eyes?

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