32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Wait and Keep!
Why does David, the Psalmist spend so much time comparing the righteous and the wicked? Surely the wicked are not that bad, are they? How many of the wicked do you really think are actually trying to slay the righteous?
That very mindset is a very dangerous one for the Christian; it is important that we realize that all people fall into one of two categories. They are righteous or they are wicked; there is no middle ground. As a matter of fact, apart from the grace of God, all people are wicked! The world is truly the devil's playground!
The good news is two-fold. First, Christ's death is sufficient for all men to change from being one of the wicked to becoming one of the righteous. Second, the righteous never need to fear the wicked; God is able to protect His people and bring them safely home to live with Him forever.
God only charges His people with the command to wait and keep. Wait on the LORD, and keep his way. Our salvation is all of God and none of us! Why, then, do we spend so many of our days in worry and in fear?
We are so busy living in this world that we forget the very God we love and serve! We forget who He is, and we forget that He is able to keep us from evil. Let us take some time this day and thank Him for His great love and mercy, and pray for His grace to help us rest in Him.
What an amazing God we serve!
God Bless You,