Having an Eternal Perspective – Part 1

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Why do evil people seem to prosper? That question has been asked time and time again throughout history. This week, Keith Holloway looks to the Psalms to see how Christians should respond when evil seems to go unpunished.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • The Book of Psalms is a collection of poems and songs written over a period of 900 years that express lament, blessings, praise and thanksgiving.

  • The Psalms are often a place Christians go to find truth that applies to their current situation.

  • Emotions in the Psalms can span the spectrum from joy and praise to devastation.

  • Psalm 73 is written by Asaph, the temple worship leader under David and Solomon, which was a position that carried the great responsibility of leading the people into God’s presence.

  • God gives common grace to both the believer and the non-believer, but when Asaph sees the wicked prosper it causes his faith in God’s goodness to waiver.

  • It is not wrong to be frustrated when we see the wicked prevailing, but we are not to stay in that place and let it cause our feet to slip.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Psalm 150:6; 1 Chronicles 15; Psalm 73:1-9

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About Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway has been with World Challenge for 26 years holding various positions. He is currently the Senior Director of Leadership Development. Keith is a Bible teacher and Community Health and Evangelism (CHE) trainer, facilitator, and a member of the Global CHE Network’s Representative Council. He and his wife Maureen live in Colorado Springs; they have six grown children and ten grandchildren.