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This psalm returns to the problem David had in Psalm 37 and was emphasized again in Psalm 49. It deals with the age old problem of what seems to be the prosperity of the wicked and the suffering of the godly.
(a) his own foolishness (vv. 17-22)
(b) his own future (vv. 23-26)
(c) his own faith (vv. 27-28
as he contrasts that which awaits the godless rich man in comparison to what the godly life has to offer.
What are the things that the world has to offer that tempts me? Even though I know better, have the thoughts ever crossed my mind that the wicked seem to have a better life than the righteous? I don’t want material prosperity to possess me. I want to be committed to serving the Lord no matter what?
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Psalms 70:1-5Prayer For Relief From Adversaries
Psalms 71:1-13Prayer For God’s Protection
Psalms 71:14-24Continuation of a Life of Praise
Psalms 72:1-11Prayer For Righteous Judgement
Psalms 72:12-20God Helps Those Who Help Others
Psalms 73:1-09The Prosperity of The Wicked
Psalms 74:1-12A Prayer For Relief From Oppressors
Psalms 74:13-23A Defence of The Truth
Psalms 75:1-10Praising God For All He Has Done
Psalms 76:1-12Jerusalem - The City of God