Asaph is conflicted because what he has been taught and what he is observing seem to contradict. Though he has been taught that the Lord is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart, he sees the wicked prospering. This causes him to almost stumble in his walk and devotion to God. This is a struggle many of us face today but through this psalm there are great lessons that we can learn on how to overcome.
They are not in trouble as other men, nor are they plagued like other men.
It seems like the wicked are not in trouble as other men, it seems like they are not bombarded with issues like others are. They seem to be carefree enjoying the pleasures this life has to offer. The picture I see in my mind when I think of this is two men, one is so cautious doing all he can to keep his robes clean while another is so carefree seeming to enjoy everything not giving a care to whether his robes are clean or not.
Talking about Moses the bible says;
Hebrews 11:25 (AMP)
25 because he preferred to endure the hardship of the people of God rather than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.
There is pleasure in sin; if there were not there it would not seem as attractive. If we are careful to look at the fine print we would then realize that the pleasures of sin are temporal, they are short lived and then end thereof is eternal damnation.
Has sin been tempting you, calling your name? You look at the wicked and it seems like they are worry free enjoying the pleasures of sin and somehow you have begun to look in their direction and you are contemplating to jump in… just for a minute… just for a sort while? Do not because it is a trap, the pleasures are short lived. Instead be like Moses who preferred to endure the hardship of the people of God as a slave rather than enjoy the passing pleasures of sin in a palace and see how God used him to do great and mighty things. Focus on God because He has a good plan for your life. Remember
1 Corinthians 2:9 (CEV)
9 But it is just as the Scriptures say,
“What God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!”