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. â€œSurely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heartâ€ (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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