Psalm 73:4-9 (JDV)
Psalm 73:4 They have an easy life until they die, and their bodies stay well fed.
Psalm 73:5 They are not in trouble like mortal humankind; they are not afflicted like Adam.
Psalm 73:6 Consequently, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a shirt.
Psalm 73:7 Their eyes bulge out from fatness; the imaginations of their hearts run wild.
Psalm 73:8 They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression.
Psalm 73:9 They set their mouths against the sky, and their tongues strut across the land.
Psalm 1 had counseled the godly not to sit in the seat of mockers, now this psalm tells us what those mockers go about doing. They are the untouchables — gliding through life without a care, and criticizing the rest of us — the mere mortal humankind. Their bodies are plump from overindulgence, their minds running wild with fantasy of their own making. Meanwhile, they set their mouths against the universe in a steady stream of criticizing and arrogance.
But these untouchable mockers are not really what they claim to be. They die like the rest of us, and their arrogance dies with them. There will be a judgment day. It will stop all those mocking mouths.
LORD, give us the wisdom to stay away from the seat of mockers.