Asaph reminds us of an important theological point...everything we face and everything we do has a spiritual component to it. We cannot forget this principle, because we are apt to get angry, bitter, and malcontent with God or with another person who does not even know he/she wronged us. He mentions the wealthy who seem to have everything they could want. They have good health, plenty of food, and the power to make decisions that impact many others. Their life seems to be perfect yet we easily forget that every person on this earth will one day face judgment before a holy, righteous God. He does not favor those who worship money, popularity or power; instead, He blesses those who worship Him in humility and truth. Life on earth is but a vapor according to the Scriptures, and we cannot take our earthly possessions or wealth with us into eternity; therefore, we must stop to consider what is really most important. God in His mercy and grace has made a way for us to be right with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Eternal life is not based upon wealth or success, it is based completely upon Jesus. Do you know Him? Have you placed all your trust in Him? Has He radically transformed your life? Yes to any or all of these questions reveals God's blessing upon your life. He has revealed Himself to you and given you the faith to walk with Him. You, my friend, are wealthier than the richest man on this earth, because Your eternity is already set!

Help me, Lord, to stop fretting over what others have and start celebrating all that You have given me. Help me to walk daily with You through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ.