555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

512. Why Did David Say He Had "Not Seen the Righteous Forsaken nor His Seed Begging Bread"?

The psalmist (Ps. 3725) simply stated his own experience. He had never seen it. He did not say it never occurred. If it did not occur in his day, it does la ours. It ought not, and God never designed that it should. There is enough wealth in the world to provide food and clothing and shelter for all, but under our present system some get more than their share, and others suffer and some starve. If a good man, though he be the seed of the righteous, acts imprudently, or is wasteful, or speculates unwisely, God does not interfere to keep him from ruin.