Exaggerating the Well-Being of Others

Asaph said that he was envious of the boastful when he saw them prosper in their wickedness. He also believed that they had no troubles in life,
For there are no pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.
They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.
(Psalms 73:4-5)
Do you believe that is true? I can show you plenty of wicked people both in the Bible and in the world today who have pain at death and have many troubles in life.
When we compare ourselves with others, as the psalmist did, we have the tendency to see what good things they have and that we do not have, and we ignore what they suffer. Therefore, Asaph clouded his own vision of the truth of the people around him by comparing himself to others. Paul said that doing such is not wise (2 Corinthians 10:12).

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