The first part of this Psalm is something that a lot of people can relate to. It appears as though the rich are getting richer on the back of the poor who are getting poorer. The disparity between the two appears all the more stark and the degree of the unfairness of it all leaves some choked up with anger and frustration.
The turning point for the Psalmist comes in an encounter of the divine kind. That gives a whole new perspective on things and renews the writer’s passion and devotion to the divine one who will judge in righteousness and knows the end from the beginning.
Those sanctuary encounters are experiences we can have today without even needing to look for a specific building. Right where we are when we think things are so unfair, we can commune with God and get a glimpse of things from his perspective. Not to gloat or boast or even become smug and content with our lot. We get that glimpse to spur us on in our devotion to God and desire to allow others to get that insight so that they will also benefit from the One who has the true riches.
Oh to have those turning points in our lives.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden