This Psalm acknowledges that often it can seem like the wicked prosper but perception and reality are often two different things. The Psalmist causes us to shift our focus from others to God, when he says ” God is the strength of my heart he is all I need.” Society would have us believe otherwise.
The Psalmist knows though that his inheritance is not earthly but heavenly.
Wealth, status and possessions cannot offer salvation that only comes through faith in Jesus something that we cannot buy, coerce or gain by force, something that many will learn too late. Jesus words in Matthews Gospel act as a corrective to the thinking that the wicked prosper when he asks “What good will it do for people to win the whole world and lose their lives? Or what will a person give in exchange for life?
Lent is always a good time to reflect on whether we live with an earthly or heavenly focus.
Today’s thought-for-the-day is from Emma