Saturday, January 07, 2012

Judgments of God

 1Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
 2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
 3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
 4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 

Judgments of God

The psalmist brings up an interesting point as he begins this psalm.
Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
The nation that governs and lives by the judgments of God is indeed a blessed nation, and so it is right that we pray this for our nations. Sadly, nations that were founded upon the judgments of God are quickly leaving those roots and embracing the wisdom of man. Does this go unnoticed by God?

I live in a nation which has been abundantly blessed by God largely due to the number of true believers within its land, however even professing believers today seem to be more concerned about their status, their bank accounts, and the latest styles rather than by being zealous for the Lord. They are frightened by being criticized about their tacky dress, but seem oblivious to offending the Lord Jesus Christ.

As Christians today, we need to wake up and look around us. Where is God in this world today? Does He notice when the world seems to swing farther and farther away from Him? Of course He does. First of all, He is not the least bit surprised, as nothing is occurring that has not been prophesied in His Word. As we see the world quickly slipping away from the foundations of God's Word, we must pray that we are not following in the steps of the world.

Our hope does not rest upon the devices of this world, our hope rests in Christ alone! No matter how things may appear, God is faithful to those who are faithful to Him, but His favor will not abide forever toward the nation(s) or the people who follow Him with their lips but not their hearts.

That is what made David such a great king. David was not sinless, indeed he committed some grievous sins, but he always went back to God, repented of his sin, and followed God. In his heart of hearts, God always remained his first love.

To the righteous, the judgments of God bring peace, but to the wicked they will bring the sword of affliction. Indeed verse 4 is true.
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Let us then walk today in the righteousness of God and leave the foolishness of this world behind!

God Bless You,
Linda


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