Bible Plan Series | David’s Wisdom, Appearances Aren’t Everything

Psalm 73

Everyone has a hard time dealing with arrogant people. Each knows the struggle to deal with a person who doesn’t seem to have a care in the world while simultaneously thinking they’ve got it all figured out.

Psalm 73 shows that human nature hasn’t changed all that much in the past 3,000 years. David describes these people saying, “they scoff and speak with malice, in their arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven and their tongues take possession of the earth,” Psalm 73 8-9.

Even a man as strong in faith and wisdom at David had to question why these people seem as if they are prospering to the naked eye. They often claim wealth and fame while those following the Lord are constantly battling human nature and sinful desires..

But David goes on to the real wisdom of the Psalm. Outward appearances and human vision are limited. What seems carefree and victorious now, will seem meek and failing from the vision of the divine.

David points out the nature of the Christian walk. “You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel and afterward you will take me into glory.”

As David notes. God leads those who choose to follow. Like a loving parent who takes the hand of a child and leads them past the wicked and toward the real destination of peace. Heaven awaits those who follow that route, and higher understanding befalls those who trust that earthly appearances are merely devious illusions more often than truth.

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