Psalm 73 – Woe is Me!, & The Tragedy of The Lost

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Psalm 73 – Woe is Me!, & The Tragedy of The Lost
(From Notes on Psalms Part IV & V)

Psa 73:1 A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. (KJV)

Truly, God is good to those that seek Him. Especially those of a willing and humble heart.

Psa 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

But regarding myself, my faith was wavering. I was slipping into bad habits.

Psa 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

I was looking at other people. I saw them have things I did not.

Psa 73:4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

The moral principles of life did not seem to apply to them.

Psa 73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

They appear comfortable, and seem to have peace of mind.

Psa 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Since things are so easy for them, they hold their heads high. They do not consider the less fortunate.

Psa 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Their only desires seems to be to accumulate more and more wealth.

Psa 73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

They speak of others lowly, but speak of themselves highly.

Psa 73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

They do not consider their creator. Their minds are on earthly things.

Psa 73:10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Therefore, the farthest thing from their minds is to bless others.

Psa 73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

They say to themselves, I do not have time to think about an invisible God.

Psa 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

So it is to them the pursuit of riches and wealth that has meaning in life.

Psa 73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

But I realize now, almost too late, the error in my thinking!.

Psa 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

God has tried to speak to me regarding this. At times He speaks very loudly.

Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

So I say to myself, yes God I will correct my poor thinking.

Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

But in reality, I was only paying lip service.

Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

This was until I saw from God’s perspective and insight, the tragedy that awaited them.

Psa 73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

They did not wish to comprehend the truth of life, or a loving creator.

(Isa 3:10) Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Psa 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Right up until the time it is too late to reconsider.

Psa 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

By then their heart is hardened against God. They wish to have nothing to do with Him.

Psa 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Thus, seeing this ugly truth I repented before my God.

Psa 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Lord, I am so self centered and ignorant!. I lacked all insight into the truth.

Psa 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

Holy Father, please do not let go of me.

Psa 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Let me walk with you on this journey.

(Mat 11:29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Please have mercy upon me. I love and adore you Father, you are the desire of my heart.

Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

My body and my earthly life shall cease to exist. But God is the life inside my heart that remains forever.

Psa 73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

If I look at those that are perishing, it distracts me from my purpose.

Psa 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

I must return to my walk with my God. I realize now that this is my destiny, that I might reach His kingdom.
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Commentary – Translation

Truly, God is good to those that seek Him. Especially those of a willing and humble heart. But regarding myself, my faith was wavering. I was slipping into bad habits. I was looking at other people. I saw them have things I did not. The moral principles of life did not seem to apply to them. They appear comfortable, and seem to have peace of mind. Since things are so easy for them, they hold their heads high. They do not consider the less fortunate. Their only desires seems to be to accumulate more and more wealth. They speak of others lowly, but speak of themselves highly. They do not consider their creator. Their minds are on earthly things. Therefore, the farthest thing from their minds is to bless others. They say to themselves, I do not have time to think about an invisible God. So it is to them the pursuit of riches and wealth that has meaning in life. But I realize now, almost too late, the error in my thinking!. God has tried to speak to me regarding this. At times He speaks very loudly. So I say to myself, yes God I will correct my poor thinking. But in reality, I was only paying lip service. This was until I saw from God’s perspective and insight, the tragedy that awaited them. They did not wish to comprehend the truth of life, or a loving creator. Right up until the time it is too late to reconsider. By then their heart is hardened against God. They wish to have nothing to do with Him. Thus, seeing this ugly truth I repented before my God. Lord, I am so self centered and ignorant!. I lacked all insight into the truth. Holy Father, please do not let go of me. Let me walk with you on this journey. Please have mercy upon me. I love and adore you Father, you are the desire of my heart. My body and my earthly life shall cease to exist. But God is the life inside my heart that remains forever. If I look at those that are perishing, it distracts me from my purpose. I must return to my walk with my God. I realize now that this is my destiny, that I might reach His kingdom.

Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future
I want to feed the babies
Who can’t get enough to eat
I want to shoe the children
New shoes on their feet
I want to house the people
Living in the street
Oh, there
There’s a solution
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future
Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly into the future
Fly like an eagle
to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly
Like an eagle
Fly into the future
In a sky full of people only some want to fly, isn’t that crazy

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