Having an Eternal Perspective – Part 2

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Asaph, one of the writers of the Psalms, lamented that he did not see God's judgment against the pain and evil in the world. This week, Keith Holloway encourages Christians to consider God's eternal perspective when it looks like evil is prospering.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Just as Asaph saw wickedness coming into the house of God, we can see the same today with Christian’s accepting homosexuality, challenging the authority of God’s Word, and accusing God of being the author of all pain and suffering.

  • In Psalms 41 and 55 we see David’s own struggles when he experienced the righteous acting wickedly.

  • When we see the wicked prospering and arrogantly walking in unrighteousness, we can be tempted like Asaph to think our own efforts to live a righteous life before God are in vain.

  • Asaph found relief from his struggle of faith when he went into God’s sanctuary. We too can find peace and encouragement when we go into God’s presence, whether it be in a church building, our car, at work, anywhere.

  • We might not always understand the wicked things going on in the world or why we are personally suffering, but we can learn from Asaph to draw near to God, trust him, and proclaim his good news to others.

  • From Psalm 73, we learn that God is at the center of all things, his truth goes beyond natural senses, God takes sin seriously and will either judge it or atone for it, and that God is completely trustworthy.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Psalm 73:13–17, 21–28; Psalm 74:3–8; Psalm 41, Psalm 55

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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.