Psalm 73, The Challenge of the Righteous


Asaph was one of the members of the tribe of Levi whom David put in charge of the worship at the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 6:39). Most of the psalms were penned by David. However, Asaph is the author of Psalm 73. Asaph writes this psalm about the struggle of being righteous.

The psalm begins with a statement of hope and trust, which is important considering the road Asaph is going to take down in this psalm. “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart” (73:1). This beginning is important because Asaph is praising and recognizing the goodness of God even though he has difficulty understanding the events of the world.

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