Wisdom From Oasis

When the Wicked Prosper

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today. I am going to be talking about one of the most famous men in the Bible, David.
 
If you up for it, we will start by reading Psalms 73 because that is the basis of what I’m writing about today. Don’t worry, it’s only 28 verses.
 
So, David finds himself struggling a bit. He claims that he was envious of the foolish when he saw the prosperity of the wicked. Looking at the world today, it seems the wicked do prosper. There is so much going on in the world, so much evil and hate. You don’t have to look very hard to find it. You can wake up in the morning and turn on the news channel which slams the terror down on your eardrums. Evil takes many forms. If you leave the news off and you flip on your phone to take a glance at Facebook for a moment, evil blows up your phone. Hatred and disappointment remain plastered on the screen until-oh, look! A cute puppy! Then, you scroll a bit further and more havoc wreaks on the screen.
 
In David’s day, the wicked people were living it up like they are today. They were happy and didn’t have to face things as others did. Life for them seemed great. If life was so good for the wicked then what was the point of being good? What was the point of living right, if you could live wrong and increase in riches?
 
Here’s what David did. He went into God’s sanctuary and soon began to understand that it rains on the just and the unjust.
 
Want to know a not-so-secret secret? Those that live far from God perish. Even though it looks like the wicked prosper, in the end, a lake of flames dances around them. They live bound forever in an eternal flame. Living right may have its troubles, but we have a God to guide us through them and lead us to an everlasting home. The wicked may have pleasure now, but pleasure flees when their judgment comes.
 
So, I say all that to say this, the wicked get their reward. Living wrong in this life makes for a pretty awful eternal death. Don’t be envious of them if it seems they have more money than you or everything seems to be going right for them. Because in the end, they can’t take the fame and fortune with them when they die. In the end, they have to suffer flames forever. Who would be envious of that?

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