Psalm 73:16 But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, 17 until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.18 Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin.

詩篇 73:16 我思索要明白這事,眼看實係為難,17 直到我進了 神的聖所,思想他們的結局。18 你實在把他們安放在滑地,使他們跌倒滅亡;

In many dramas, we find the wicked prospering and the “good guy” suffering.  Only in the final episode are we given the satisfaction to see the wicked defeated and justice finally served. Real life seems like a drama, too. We long for justice in the world, but too often we just “[see] the prosperity of the wicked” (v. 3) and we think “in vain have I kept my heart clean.” (v. 13) How can we avoid the temptation to do the same as the wicked or to implement justice in our own way? The answer is to enter “into the sanctuary of God”; we will then “[understand] their final destiny (NIV)”. Only when we draw near to God (v. 28) will we see the end of the wicked (vv. 18-19), and only then will we find new strength to remain pure in heart. At that point we will truly be able to say “Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is nothing on earth that I desire beside you.” (v. 25) Every day before starting out on our daily routine, let us enter “into the sanctuary of God”,  let God “hold our right hand”, and let His counsel guide us (vv. 23-24)! God is the real supreme Judge who will have final verdict so let us be patient and be faithful until the last episode!

在許多戲劇中,我們發現惡人當道和“好人”受苦。 只有在最後一集中,我們才能滿意地看到惡人被擊敗,正義終於得以實現。 現實生活也好像是一部戲劇, 我們渴望公義在世界上的彰顯,但我們常常只是“ 見惡人享平安”(第3節),並且認為“徒然潔淨了我的心”。 (第13節)我們如何避免像惡人一樣做或以自己的方式執行公義的試探呢? 答案是進入“神的聖所”。 這樣,我們將“ 思想他們的結局”。 只有當我們親近上帝(第28節)時,我們才能看到惡人最終的滅絕(第18-19節),只有這樣,我們才能找到新的力量來保持內心的純潔。 到那時,我們將真正能夠說:“除你以外,在天上我有誰呢? 除你以外,在地上我也沒有所愛慕的。” (第25節)每天在開始我們的日常活動之前,讓我們“進入神的聖所”,讓神“攙扶我們的右手”,並讓祂的“訓言引導我們”(第23-24節)!上帝是真正的最高法官,將有最終裁決,因此讓我們耐心並忠心得等到最後一集!