Faithful Focus

The lament of Asaph in Psalm 73 gives us a glimpse of what happens when our eyes turn toward our own success and for measures that are earthly. “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” What Asaph saw with his eyes were successes and happiness. He was frustrated that “Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.” Asaph was valuing pleasure, prestige and possessions as measurements of success. It appears that as Christians, we need to come to grips with a Biblical teaching of success. It might just be that we need to look at something other than the ledger (reference- link to 3/3 post).