Saturday, October 08, 2011

Promises

 22Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
 23But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. 

Promises

Psalm 55 ends with two very distinct promises of God: one to the righteous, and one to the wicked. No matter what happens in life, these two promises will always be upheld, for in the end, it is God who determines justice for the righteous and justice for the wicked.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
The righteous can, with confidence, cast their burdens upon the LORD, because when all is said and done, it is true that God will sustain them. The hope of the righteous is secure and nothing in this world can diminish or sway that hope. Though the trials of this life may, indeed, be severe, the hope of eternity with the Lord is held secure in the hands of God Himself.

But, what of the wicked?
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
Just as secure is the ultimate judgment for the wicked. No matter how good life may be for them, the righteous judgment of God will not be held off forever. The time will come when God will bring them down to the pit of destruction. Of all the enemies we may have in this world, we do not want to be enemies of God!

David wrestled with many things in Psalm 55, but in the end, he was secure in saying, "But I will trust in thee." Where does our trust lie? Are we so caught up with the things of this world that we cannot see beyond our daily circumstances of life, or do we have an extended view of the promises of God, and are resting in the hope of those promises?

It always seems to come back to the same simple truths, does it not? God is God and we are not. Are we willing to trust in the things of this world that have no hope for tomorrow, or are we determined to put our hope and trust in the promises of God?

God Bless You,
Linda






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