Wednesday, July 13, 2011

God Loves Judgment

 25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
 26He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
 27Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
 28For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 

God Loves Judgment

God loves judgment! What does that really mean, and how does that affect us? In a world where righteous judgment is almost unheard of, we really have to stop and think about what that really means. In 21st century courts we often see preferential treatment for the criminal, and no true resolution for the victim.

Yet, that is not true in the courts of the Lord; God is not fooled or bribed by the wicked. Because God knows our hearts, He, alone, can judge righteously. What evidence do we see of God's righteous judgment in our everyday lives?

The Psalmist said,
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
As Christians, we must pray for God's grace to live in faith, knowing that though from all outward appearances there is no true justice in this world, God's justice does and will prevail. Are the wicked really getting away with their crimes against humanity? No! The day of reckoning will come; justice will be meted out perfectly by God.
What an amazing God we serve. He actively surrounded His children with His loving in care in the time of David, just as He surrounds His children with His loving care in this day. 

How should we respond? We have a job to do! God has chosen us, the weak things of this world, to confound the wise. As we look around to the mission field that God has uniquely provided for each of us, let us pray that we will faithfully live and serve God. May His name be glorified, and may the lost sheep in our care find His love and grace.

God Bless You,
Linda

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