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The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Pity Party

 

The wicked flourish.  There's no question about it.  We all know of  ungodly, famous wealthy people in all walks of life. They are people who have made it to the top in the business world and in the field of entertainment or sports.  We are impressed with their success and even a bit envious. 

Don't be a whiner!

In Psalm 73 David whines to God as he considers the success of the wicked.  He admits he is envious when he considers their prosperity.  They seem to escape the troubles that so many others have.  They seem to be in good health.  They seem to enjoy life to the fullest with their beautiful homes and luxury cars.  They have the best of everything the world has to offer.  Many of them mock and defy God.

 

In this Psalm we read of David's pity party.  He feels sorry for himself because he has been so righteous and God has not given him as much.  It seems to him that the devil is a more generous master than God.  He whines that it doesn't pay to live for the Lord.  He complains about the pain of living the Christian life.

 

Be a worshipper!

About this time,  David enters the sanctuary to listen to God.  As he listens He begins to get a proper perspective on things.  God wakes him from his stupor and speaks to him;  explaining the coming judgment on the wicked. He pictures them as walking in slippery places, headed for destruction.

 

As he meditates on God's Word,  he sees by way of contrast, how blest he is. "Nevertheless I am continually with Thee.  Thou hast holden me up by my right hand.  Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? There is none upon earth that I desire besides Thee." Then David concludes, "It is good for me to draw near to God."  The pity party has changed to praise and worship of God. 

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April 12, 2006 Posted by | Pity Party | Comments Off on Pity Party