Psalm 73 speaks of a man who does his best to keep the law and God’s commandments, who is puzzled and almost stumbled when he sees that he is in suffering and pain while the evil men prosper and nothing seems to bother them. While the righteous man is being plagued and persecuted, going through all kinds of not-so-pleasant things, the evil men prosper. Why is it like this? The psalmist found the answer when he entered into the sanctuary of God – there he perceived their end, and he realized that God is his unique portion and reward! We also need to see this by coming into the sanctuary of God – here we have the answer!
why do the righteous men suffer while the evil prosper?
This is the question most people have asked themselves – why do the righteous men suffer while the evil ones prosper? Why do I suffer and am plagued when I do the right thing, while others who do whatever pleases them “get away with it” and everything is fine? The psalmist asked the same question in Psalm 73, where he was almost stumbled when he saw the prosperity of the wicked (Psa. 73:3-12). Read more at,