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Why Does God Allow Wicked People to Prosper? (5 of 8)
Series: When We Wonder Why?
Dr. Stan Coffey
Psalms is the heartbeat of the Bible. In the Psalms you find the psalmists expressing thoughts that do not sound necessarily spiritual many times, as a matter of fact, they sound unspiritual many times.
In the psalms you find how the psalmist really feels deep down inside and not necessarily what he would say to other people but these are inward thoughts of his heart.
Many times we are afraid to ask why openly and outwardly because we are afraid that people will think that we are not believers or they will think that our faith is weak or they will think that we don't have the strength that we all have and so we have these thoughts of why but many times we don't express them.
Here the psalmist is expressing these thoughts to God as he looks around at the world and you know it is a psalm in which you find thoughts of discouragement and the idea is it really worth it to serve the Lord.
It's what I get and what I do and the time I spend for God really worth it in view of the fact that so many people don't serve the Lord and yet they seem to be doing alright without serving the Lord. So why serve the Lord?
The psalmist is looking at people around him and he sees people who even are blasphemer of God and yet they seem to be doing fine. They seem to be having a good life and he looks at himself and he sees that he is having all kinds of problems and so he beings to question and ask why do wicked people prosper while many saints suffer.
So what you have in this passage, you have a perplexing problem and the perplexing problem here that we want to address is the problem of the successful sinner, if this person who does not know God and is a blasphemer of God gets along so well, why does God allow that.
Now the psalmist gives us his conclusion at the first of the passage because he does not want us to think he is not going to arrive at the ...
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