Newsletter of April 2008
In Jesus Name,
Someone asks a question: Why do the wicked ones have everything they
need and prosper, while many believers are in need. This question was
asked almost 3000 years ago by the king and prophet David. He pondered
that in spite all those people were continiously talking wickedly, not
knowing God and denying Him, but still in all that had everything that
one needed, they lived in prosperity and comfort. David spoke about
these people in Psalm 73:3-12 For I was envious of the boastful,
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no pangs in their
death, but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other
men, nor are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride serves as
their necklace; violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge
with abundance; they have more than heart could wish. They scoff and
speak wickedly concerning oppression; they speak loftily. They set their
mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.
Therefore his people return here, and waters of a full cup are drained
by them. And they say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge in
the Most High?” Behold, these are the ungodly, who are always at ease;
They increase in riches.
God did not leave this question unanswered, but rather allowed David
to see the end of those wicked people and their destruction, as he writes
in Psalm 73,17-20: Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then
I understood their end. Surely You set them
in slippery places; you cast them down to destruction. Oh, how they
are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed
with terrors. As a dream when one awakes, so, Lord, when You awake,
you shall despise their image. And this motivated David and gave
him a clear vision in his walk with God and in the fear of God, as he
said in Psalm 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 Your works.
The name of our God is a strong tower, we run into it and be saved.
(Proverbs 18:10) He protects and surrounds us and saves us from all
troubles and hardships. Jesus is His name and He is the almighty God.