Book Three — Psalms 73 — 89
Indicating that the saints, in their experiences, realize that the house and the city of God with all the enjoyments thereof can be preserved and maintained only with Christ properly appreciated and exalted by God's people
God is good to Israel,
To those who are 2apure
as for me, my feet were nearly 1turned
My steps had almost slipped.
I was envious of the arrogant, When
I saw the aprosperity
of the wicked.
they have no pangs in their death,
And their body is well nourished.
do not find themselves
in the hardship of men,
Nor are they plagued like other
pride is a necklace for them,
Violence covers them like a garment.
eyes bulge out from fatness;
The imaginations of their
mock and wickedly speak of oppression;
They speak loftily.
set their mouth against the heavens,
And their atongue
walks about on the earth.
His people return here,
And waters of abundance are drained by them;
they say, How does God know?
And is there knowledge with the Most High?
, these are the wicked;
And always at ease, they aheap
I have purified my heart in 1vain
And I have awashed
my hands in innocence.
I have been plagued all day long
And chastened every morning.
I had said, I will speak thus;
Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
I considered this in order to understand it
It was a troublesome task in my sight,
I went into the 1asanctuary
of God; Then
I perceived their end.
You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down into ruins.
they are made desolate in a moment!
They are utterly consumed by terrors.
a dream, when one awakes, You, O Lord,
Upon arising, will despise their image.
my heart was embittered,
And inwardly I was pricked;
was brutish and knew nothing;
I was like
I am continually awith
You have taken hold of my bright
will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward You will receive me in aglory
do I have in heaven but You
And besides You there is nothing I adesire
flesh and my heart fail, But
God is the arock
of my heart and my 1bportion
behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You destroy all who go about as harlots away from You.
as for me, adrawing
near to God is good for me;
I have made the Lord Jehovah my brefuge
That I may declare all Your works.