Thursday – September 21, 2023

2 Kings 22-23; Psalm 73; 2 Corinthians 5

By Becky Hill Martin


My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. (PSALM 73:26)

Asaph’s writings in Psalm 73 really resonate with me. Thanks to social media and reality TV shows, I see the bad guys – the “fat cats,” getting everything they want. They live perfect “Kardashian” lives with their beautiful family and friends. Maybe they’re on their third vacation this year, or they just bought a multi-million-dollar home, a Maybach, and the entire inventory of their favorite designer boutique. In a split second, I slip down the rabbit hole of envy. Sure – I realize the frame before the one they posted or filmed was the one where the seagull dive bombed them on the beach. And I know people rarely take selfies as they’re paying the house/car note and the platinum AmEx. Still, I’m green with envy and can’t help but wonder why the most vapid, wicked people get all the good things in life.

Now, more than ever (since this is the only timeline I know), it seems like the bad guys always win. Psalm 73:18 reminds me that they are on a slippery path that leads to their destruction. They seem to get all the good things in life because this lifetime is all they have.

Thank goodness our story doesn’t end on earth. We don’t need all the things of the world when we have God holding our hand and leading us into a glorious destiny with Him forever.