Friday, April 24, 2009

daily text 04/24

Friday, April 24th
"I became envious of the boasters, when I would see the very peace of wicked people." (Psalms 73:3)

At one point in his life, Asaph, the writer of Psalm 73, became spiritually downhearted. He saw the material prosperity of wicked men, and he noticed that they often seemed to be content with their life, not experiencing any adverse consequences. He could not fully comprehend why the wicked seemed to get away with doing wrong while rightly disposed people often suffered. Eventually, that faithful man of old came to understand what was in store for the wicked-that Jehovah ultimately set matters straight. (Psalms 73:17-19) For a certainty, it is Jehovah's purpose to eliminate wickedness and its accompanying injustices from this earth in his own due time. (Psalms 37:9) That is something of which even loyal Christians should remind themselves regularly. Jehovah is going to remove those who go contrary to his will, and he will reward those who live in harmony with it. -Psalms 11:4-7.
(Watchtower issue: 08/15/07, 1:9-12)