Pastor Dan continues the series "Why He Died."
Psalm 73:1–3 (NRSV)
1 Truly God is good to the upright, to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. 3 For I was envious of the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalm 73:4–5, 13 (NRSV)
4 For they have no pain; their bodies are sound and sleek. 5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not plagued like other people.
13 All in vain I have kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.
Psalm 73:17–20 (NRSV)
17 .........then I perceived their end. 18 Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin. 19 How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors! 20 They are like a dream when one awakes; on awaking you despise their phantoms.
Psalm 73:15 (NRSV)
15 If I had said, “I will talk on in this way,” I would have been untrue to the circle of your children.
1 Corinthians 12:26 (NRSV)
26 If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.
Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)
30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
Psalm 73:23–26 (NRSV)
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me with honor. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.