Bible: Psalm 73:12-28
73:12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 1
those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 2
and maintained a pure lifestyle. 5
73:14 I suffer all day long,
and am punished every morning.”
73:15 If I had publicized these thoughts, 6
I would have betrayed your loyal followers. 7
73:16 When I tried to make sense of this,
it was troubling to me. 8
73:17 Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple, 9
and understood the destiny of the wicked. 10
73:18 Surely 11 you put them in slippery places;
you bring them down 12 to ruin.
73:19 How desolate they become in a mere moment!
Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! 13
73:20 They are like a dream after one wakes up. 14
and my insides felt sharp pain. 19
I was as senseless as an animal before you. 22
73:23 But I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
73:24 You guide 23 me by your wise advice,
and then you will lead me to a position of honor. 24
73:25 Whom do I have in heaven but you?
I desire no one but you on earth. 25
73:26 My flesh and my heart may grow weak, 26
you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you. 31
73:28 But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. 32
I have made the sovereign
as 33 I declare all the things you have done.