4I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
5Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
God is the Judge
I cannot think of a more appropriate psalm for establishing our life's goal. When all is said and done, on what do you base the actions of your life? In other words, what makes you the way you are? Thinking of this, look at the advise given by the psalmist.
I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
Why does the psalmist give such advice?
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge.
It is time that Christians live their lives as though these verses are true! Like the world, we are often so busy worrying about what our neighbors think, that we plunge right in with the world building better and greater barns for ourselves, working to lift our names higher and higher in the sight of the world.
But what of the Lord? Where does the Lord stand in all of this? Do we, as Christians, actually believe that God is our Judge? Do we actually believe that it is He who puts down one and sets up another? Do we actually care about the spiritual estate of our neighbor?
I live in a country that, like Israel, was founded upon the Word of God, but that same nation now forbids prayer in school, has discontinued the national day of prayer, and refuses to protect the life of the unborn. Where is God in all of this?
As Christians, let us not live as the fools who lift up their own horns on high and speak with a stiff neck. Let us remember that God is the judge; He still puts down one and sets up another. This is the God we serve, and whether our nation is a Christian nation or not, God still rules on high!
Go, today, and live your life for the glory of God. Live as though God is the Judge!
God Bless You,