Monday, May 07, 2012

Equity, Judgment, and Righteousness!

 1The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
 2The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
 3Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
 4The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 

Equity, Judgment, and Righteousness!

Happy are the people who are governed with perfect equity, judgment, and righteousness. Indeed, we have no idea what living under such a system would be like. Where, in the world in which we live, do we truly see equity? Where is the nation whose judgments are perfect? Where is the kingdom which truly practices righteousness?

Instead of equity we see the devices of man busy at work. There is no nation on earth which is truly governed with equity, where the rich and poor, men and women, or wise and foolish are governed equally? Where is the government which does not favor one over another? Where is the court system which is not subject to prejudicial judgments?

Yet, by the grace of God, all are governed by a holy and righteous God who truly judges with equity. Why, then, do not more people acknowledge this holy God? Sin has blinded the hearts and minds of people so that they have put their trust in man. There is no god who is allowed to rule over them. We live in the age of celebration of the advancements and discoveries of man, and foolishly believe that utopia is just around the corner.

Happy, then, are the people whose God is the Lord! Happy are those whose eyes have been opened by the Lord so that they see beyond the wickedness of man and understand that he is not now, nor will ever be, in control. Happy are those who understand that the Lord reigns!

How should this understanding affect the way we live? How will having the knowledge that it is God and not man who rules this world change the way in which we go about the duties of this day? How will this knowledge affect the way in which we view the future?

As Christians, let us face the future with a new determination to serve God, alone, and renounce the foolishness of this world. Let us also remember that not only does God rule, but He is accessible to us. Let us pray with renewed fervor, knowing that our God hears the voice of His children and is attuned to their cries.

So let us follow the directives of the psalmist and praise God's great and terrible name, for He, alone, is holy. He, alone rules with equity, judgment, and righteousness. He is our God, our Lord, our King, and we are the sheep of His pasture. He loves us, cares for us, and rules us with equity, judgment, and righteousness.

God Bless You,

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