Psalm 73. Asaph looks at the prosperity of the wicked and is discouraged that his pursuit of holiness is in vain. He comes to the conclusion that the wicked will come to perish, and that it is good to be near to God The pursuit is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 16. Skipping forward to chapter 16 of 1 Corinthians, we see Paul’s closing comments to the church in Corinth. He gives some basic principles for giving and finishes the letter with the cause of the gospel which is to be proclaimed to those that are unbelievers.