Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Who among us has not noticed that those who care little for religion often live in luxury. They get the opportunities and the breaks that we feel the god-fearing deserve. Those who ignore God prosper in their businesses and their wealth multiplies so much in value it seems they don’t even have to work.
It appears that God does not wish his people to become rich. Perhaps it is not good for their relationship with God. God desires that humans recognize their dependence on Him. Yet the question remains, why should the godless live in such comfort and luxury? The psalmist assures us that this will not last. God will end this unfairness in His own good time.
There are many times that we have been filled with questions about our lives and where we are headed. We have had our own ideas of what we should do, where we should be and when. At one point I covenanted with God about a certain chronology of events. Fortunately, God ignored my timeline and followed His own. Most of us, if not all, have discovered that time reveals that God’s schedule is best.