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Psalms 73 - NIRV

1 BOOK III Psalms 73-89

1 A psalm of Asaph.

God is truly good to Israel. He is good to those who have pure hearts.

2 But my feet had almost slipped. I had almost tripped and fallen.

3 I saw that proud and sinful people were doing well. And I began to long for what they had.

4 They don't have any troubles. Their bodies are healthy and strong.

5 They don't have the problems other people have. They don't suffer as other people do.

6 Their pride is like a necklace. They put on meanness as if it were their clothes.

7 Many sins come out of their hard and stubborn hearts. There is no limit to their proud and evil thoughts.

8 They laugh at others and speak words of hatred. They are proud. They warn others about the harm they can do to them.

9 They brag as if they owned heaven itself. They talk as if they controlled the earth.

10 So people listen to them. They lap up their words like water.

11 They say, "How can God know what we're doing? Does the Most High God really know that much?"

12 Here is what sinful people are like. They don't have a care in the world. They keep getting richer and richer.

13 It seems as if I have kept my heart pure without any reason. It didn't do me any good to wash my hands to show that I wasn't guilty of doing anything wrong.

14 Day after day I've been in pain. God has punished me every morning.

15 What if I had said, "I will speak as evil people do"? Then I wouldn't have been faithful to God's children.

16 I tried to understand it all. But it was more than I could handle.

17 It troubled me until I entered God's temple. Then I understood what will happen to bad people in the end.

18 God, I'm sure you will make them slip and fall. You will throw them down and destroy them.

19 It will happen very suddenly. A terrible death will take them away completely.

20 A dream goes away when a person wakes up. Lord, it will be like that when you rise up. It will be as if those people were only a dream.

21 At one time my heart was sad and my spirit was bitter.

22 I didn't have any sense. I didn't know anything. I acted like a wild animal toward you.

23 But I am always with you. You hold me by my right hand.

24 You give me wise advice to guide me. And when I die, you will take me away into the glory of heaven.

25 I don't have anyone in heaven but you. I don't want anything on earth besides you.

26 My body and my heart may grow weak. God, you give strength to my heart. You are everything I will ever need.

27 Those who don't want anything to do with you will die. You destroy all those who aren't faithful to you.

28 But I am close to you. And that's good. Lord and King, I have made you my place of safety. I will talk about everything you have done.




Sermons on Psalms 73 More sermons: Psalms 73

Ed Vasicek avatar
Living in Light of Eternity: Replacing Bitterness with God’s Presence
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2016
Summary: The most important thing in life is to be near to God; if you have everything else but fail here, you have lost all. But if you have that, you have God’s companionship and blessing in this life and for all eternity.
David Simpson avatar
Guide Me With Your Counsel
Shared by: David Simpson on May, 2016
Summary: God changes our attitude when we submit to His counsel.
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 332
Sherm Nichols avatar
Good for Nothing?
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message that examines the role of good works for those who are saved by grace
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-15
Views: 247
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Deceitfulness Of Sin
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Deceitfulness Of Sin
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 95
Greg Nance avatar
Graduates
Shared by: Greg Nance on May, 2015
Summary: Follow the educational journey of Asaph through Psalm 73 and discover the teaching that changes character and destiny.
Ralph Andrus avatar
From Distress To Delight
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Feb, 2015
Summary: Ps 73:26 – Divided into 3 parts 1.) Despair 2.) Dependence 3.) Delight
Scripture: Psalms 73:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 859
Paddick Van Zyl avatar
The Mirage
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Oct, 2014
Summary: Things are always skewed when we do not look at them in perspective....
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 685
Gerry Cheney avatar
Where is God When Life is Hard?
Shared by: Gerry Cheney on Jul, 2014
Summary: When you get blindsided by life, when things get overwhelming, and you find yourself surrounded by pain or terrifying circumstances, how do you handle it? This message seeks to begin to answer those questions.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-26
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 4,455
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Is It Worth It?
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on May, 2014
Summary: Examining whether the Christian life is really worth living... (yes it is!)
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,567
Darrin Fish avatar
Thank God for the Broken Road
Shared by: Darrin Fish on May, 2014
Summary: A mistake is only a mistake if we don’t learn from it. We need to start allowing stumbling blocks to become stepping stones.• We should never fall backwards We should instead fall forward. We grow in our wisdom when we allow mistakes to become lessons.
John Gaston avatar
I ALMOST SLIPPED
Shared by: John Gaston on Apr, 2014
Summary: Asaph tells his story of how he almost walked away from God and how God helped him overcome the terrible trial he went through. He got a revelation in God's Temple of the final end of the wicked
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,479
Rodney Johnson avatar
Today Part 2
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Mar, 2014
Summary: Part two focuses on how we need to understand that our days here on earth are transient and that we must find ways to use them for God's service. It includes a personal testimony of how God dealt with me as I was experiencing some things.
Series: Today
Scripture: Psalms 73:3-24
Views: 951
James D. Thornber avatar
And Then There Was One -- Psalm 73
Shared by: James D. Thornber on Mar, 2014
Summary: This sermon address the five things that David had to let go in order to know that God was the only One he could truly rely on -- to know that God and only God was in charge of his life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:25-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,276
Dan Proctor avatar
Envying the Evildoer
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Jul, 2013
Summary: In Psalm 73, David gives us some valuable principles to remember when we are going through problems, and our hearts are tempted to become envious of others.
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 696
Jeremy Poling avatar
Draw Near to God
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on May, 2013
Summary: If you draw close to God he will draw close to you
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:27-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,748
Martin Wiles avatar
The Side Effects of Suffering
Shared by: Martin Wiles on Dec, 2012
Summary: Redeem your suffering by searching for understanding, asking the right questions, comforting others, developing a teachable spirit, identifying with Christ, and by becoming sensitized to other’s suffering.
Scripture: Psalms 73:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,188
Steve Shepherd avatar
I Am Always With You God
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2012
Summary: The Psalmist tells us what it means to always be with God. 1- We are held by God’s hand 2- We are guided by God’s counsel 3- We are taken into God’s glory
based on 132 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:23-28
Views: 31,946
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Until
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Sep, 2012
Summary: Until is one of those riveting words of life. It speaks of a cessation of one dynamic and the starting of another. My feet almost slipped... "Until I came to the Sanctuary" Ps 73:17
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,166
Brad Bailey avatar
When We Hit the Wall
Shared by: Brad Bailey on Aug, 2012
Summary: Navigating through dry periods in your spiritual walk.
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-26
Views: 1,924
Rick Boyne avatar
Responding to Raw Deals
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jul, 2012
Summary: Envy can ruin our lives.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,014
Kelly Benton avatar
The Lifeless Juggling Bag
Shared by: Kelly Benton on Jul, 2012
Summary: To share that life is much like an un-used juggling bag. We need to allow God to pick us up and create in us much more to be what we were intended to be
based on 97 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:23-24
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 3,947
Scott Kircher avatar
A Step that Stands
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Feb, 2012
Summary: Have you ever faced times that you really struggled with the things you see? Maybe it was a wicked person who seemed to have it all. Or maybe it is the injustice of a person living for the Lord and others, continuing to deal with hardship and suffering,
based on 104 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Views: 23,813
Wilbur Madera Rivas avatar
Desanimado con Dios
Shared by: Wilbur Madera Rivas on Nov, 2011
Summary: Cuando nos desanimamos porque Dios parece ser o hacer algo que no esperábamos
Series: Desanimados
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-23
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,518
Troy Campbell avatar
In His Presence
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Oct, 2011
Summary: David cannot seem to get his mind wrapped around all of this injustice. But I want you to notice our text this morning. In verse 17 there is a big shift of focus. How does this shift come to be? David begins to realize that even though it seems as tho
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,036
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
ARE YOU OUT OF TOUCH WITH GOD
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2011
Summary: You need to stay in touch
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 73:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,457
John Shearhart avatar
The Strength of My Heart
Shared by: John Shearhart on Apr, 2011
Summary: A Psalm of Asaph
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 484
Davon Huss avatar
We Will Glorify
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2010
Summary: How does going to church, glorifying the Lord, change one's perspective on life? Based on Psalm 73
Bill Butsko avatar
Power Loss
Shared by: Bill Butsko on Jul, 2010
Summary: Your spiritual battery will remain fully charged when your daily focus is on Almighty God.
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 617
Gregg Bitter avatar
Remember What’s Ahead
Shared by: Gregg Bitter on Feb, 2010
Summary: Why did the wicked prosper and the faithful suffer? Through Psalm 73 our God brings us comfort and strength as we struggle with this question.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 73:1-28
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 396
David Flowers avatar
Money According to God, prt. 2
Shared by: David Flowers on Feb, 2010
Summary: Third and final in the series Your Money Is Your Life, Dave finishes up what he began two weeks earlier, listing differences between how human beings think of money and how God seems to think of it.
Scripture: Psalms 73:12-28
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 340