7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
All Men Shall Fear
As we looked at yesterday's devotion, we pondered the true heart of man noting that those without Christ were desperately wicked. What of the wicked? What happens to them? As Psalm 64 continues, we understand that, in the end, all men shall fear, and all men shall declare the work of God.
In essence, we already know how the story ends. Just as in a good fiction, all seems totally hopeless until the hero stuns his readers with a seemingly impossible victory, so, too, in the end, the wicked will also perish. Then, when all men stand before the great judgment seat of God, they will fear God, and they will declare His marvelous works.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
As Christians we have every reason, right now to praise and glorify the Lord. Even if we are right in the middle of a most difficult time, we know that our God is God. He rules the earth with a mighty hand, and in the end, He will bring the righteous to Him and cast away the wicked forever!
As I think of these things, I am amazed, again, at how much David, the psalmist, understood these things. Even though Christ had not come, David had great confidence in His Father, God, knowing that, in the end, God would make all things right.
As Christians today, we have so much more knowledge of God through His Word. Christ has come, and has fulfilled all of the prophecies concerning Him in the Old Testament. Through Him our salvation is complete, for He has paved a path for us directly to God, our Father.
No matter who we are; no matter how great or small we may be in the eyes of men, we are loved by God, Almighty, King of the universe! He takes great joy in having a personal relationship with each and every one of us.
Yes, the day will come when all men shall fear, but for the children of God, that fear is a fear of honor and respect for God and for the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him is all the fullness of love, joy, and peace. In Him we can rest both now and forever more!
God Bless You,