God is good to those who are pure in heart. If your motives and intentions are in God’s will, blessings follow.
The writer nearly lost his purity, nearly had evil motives and intentions enjoying the wicked. Getting away with everything, even prospering, seemingly blessed.
In Your sanctuary I understand. These are the only blessings they’ll experience. Soon they’ll be destroyed.
I am always with You.
You hold my hand.
You guide me with Your counsel.
You lead me to perfection.
There is nothing here on earth for me.
Everything I need is in heaven and You.
This body may fail, but God strengthens my Spirit.
The wicked prosper because God gave them their start and their own efforts were successful. Perhaps Satan helped them prosper. But they will not prosper forever. God will step in one day. Their efforts won’t be enough. Satan will betray them. God will either remove or move His hand. Unless God is in it from the beginning and every step of the way, they will not be prosperous for long and they will never be truly prosperous.
Nevertheless, the Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in My sight and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in My heart, four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel.” II Kings 10:30
Jehu did well in carrying out what was right in God’s sight – he eliminated the Baal worship for Israel (verse 29) and he annihilated the house of Ahab – every son (10:1-10), every great man, close friend and priest (verse 11), leaving him no survivors. What strikes me is that annihilating the house of Ahab was “all that was in My heart”. It brings me up short that brutally destroying evil is in God’s heart. It reminds me that He is a God to be feared, respected and obeyed or else there are serious consequences – in this life and the next.