God’s Kingdom Here

May 27th, 2024

Psalm 73:1-9

One of the lies that can be easy for Christians to believe is that, as followers of Jesus, we should have it easy. We can think that because we believe in God, nothing bad should be able to happen to us and, even more, those who don’t believe should have it worse. In Psalm 73, the psalmist is struggling with this same perceived unfairness. How can the wicked seemingly succeed so casually if God is supposed to be good to Israel?

The psalmist reminds us that this vindictive way of thinking is not what God expects from us. Envying the arrogant is not conducive with being pure in heart. Our disdain for unfairness comes because it is antithetical to the heart of God.

Additionally, the psalmist here is also reminding us what our posture should be as those who are pure of heart. If the wicked “clothe themselves with violence,” then we should clothe ourselves in peace. If “their evil imaginations have no limits,” then we should be imagining creatively without limits about how the kingdom of God is to be on earth.

Author: Lexi Sunberg


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