Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for RighteousnessPsalm 73:1-8, 26-28
How good God is to the upright, to those who are pure of heart!
But, as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped,
Because I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
For they suffer no pain; their bodies are healthy and sleek.
They are free of the burdens of life; they are not afflicted like others.
Thus pride adorns them as a necklace; violence clothes them as a robe.
Out of such blindness comes sin; evil thoughts flood their hearts.
They scoff and spout their malice; from on high they utter threats…
Though my flesh and my heart fail, God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever.
But those who are far from you perish; you destroy those unfaithful to you.
As for me, to be near God is my good, to make the Lord God my refuge.
I shall declare all your works in the gates of daughter Zion.