Comparisons

It makes no difference when we look around, we can always find someone whose life looks better than our own. Others may have more money, better health, a nicer house, a more perfect family. The psalmist saw it. He described his view, They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills. Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.” Psalm 73:5-9

Once again in this passage, the writer is looking at others. It looks like what he sees is prosperity for them. It looks like they are experiencing a healthy, wealthy life, even though the intent of their hearts is not good. They seem to have an easy life while being scoffers, filled with malice, and arrogance.

So, what can we do if this is what we see?

Change our vision.

Instead of looking around, we look up. Turn our eyes on Jesus.

Jesus, help me to turn my eyes on You. Help me to trust You even when it seems that things in my life are going wrong.


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