Flashcards in Psalm 73 Deck (16):
2But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
The verse that describes the Psalmist doubting his faith.
3For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. 5They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.
The verse that describes all that the Psalmist sees around him and thus caused this struggle with his faith
6Therefore pride is their necklace;
The verse that describes how the self centered glorify themselves by displaying the awards and achievements of their life.
They clothe themselves with violence
The verse that illustrates how the self-centered seek out victory over others- to be the winners and exalt themselves over the losers.
7From their callous hearts comes iniquity; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits
The verse that illustrates how the self centered don't even consider God or others when they go about planning the actions, words, and behaviors of their life
8They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression
The verse that illustrates how self-centered people bully others into believing that they will either take away what they value or exclude them from an opportunity to prosper
9Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
The verse that illustrates how the selfish believe that the world is theirs and their accomplishments are to be admired as though they are good.
10Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.
The verse that illustrates how others begin to follow the selfish hoping to discover and copy why they've been successful on earth.
11They say "How can God know? Does the most high have knowledge?"
The verse that shows how the self-centered have a mocking attitude towards God.
12This is what the wicked are like- always carefree, they increase in wealth
The verse that illustrates how self-centered individuals truly care about only themselves
13Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence. 14All day long I have been plagued; I have been punished by every morning. 15If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children.
The verse that describes the Psalmists inner struggles in thinking that his effort at loving God and loving others has been a waste of time.
16When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me
The verse that describes the Psalmists emotions when trying to make sense of what he sees.
17till I entered the sanctuary of God; the. I understood their final destiny
The verse that describes where the Psalmist found peace
1Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart
A statement that illustrates the Psalmists foundation of faith
18Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. 19How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors! 20As a dream when one awakes, so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies
The verse that shows the consequence of those who live only for the benefits of the physical world.