“But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, my steps had almost slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant” (Psalm 73:2-3a).
Even while espousing God’s goodness to Israel (v.1), the psalmist confesses his wavering faith because of the prosperity of the wicked. Yet, it is often overlooked that he confesses to much more—his own envy. He’s not so much troubled by the prosperity of the wicked as he is the lack of prosperity in his own life. Never envy those having no regard for the things of God. They have the home field advantage. We are just pilgrims and sojourners passing through.