Thursday, August 16, 2012

All Done!

 9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
 10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish. 
(Psalm 112:9-10, King James Version)

All Done!

We very seldom view life from the perspective given by the writer of Psalm 112. As the Psalmist ponders his station in life and the conflict he has with the ungodly, he comes to the conclusion, that though he still has the rest of his life to live, God views his life as being all done. The future is cast in stone: The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

We rarely view life from that perspective, do we? However, we should! It does not outwardly appear that the ungodly of this world are already defeated; rather, it seems as though the Christian is the one to be pitied. It seems as though the whole world is set against the children of God.

That is the key, is it not? The whole world is set against the children of God. As Satan rules the hearts and lives of the wicked, he paints a rather depressing outcome for the Christian. Yet, who is Satan? He is the father of all lies!

Let us then pick up our feet, dust off our shattered and broken self-esteem, and go forth in the strength and power of God. Do not be fooled by the attitudes of this world, for the end has already been determined. Christ, Himself, shall return to this world and, in one quick, decisive moment, shall destroy the forces of Satan forever!

Take a moment and read the glorious picture painted by John in Revelation 22.

 1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
 2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
 4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
 5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:1-5, King James Version)


As children of God, what is our destiny?

 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:12-14, King James Version)


Though the writer of Psalm 112 lived thousands of years ago, God revealed to him the things to come. Go forth this day and do His commandments, for, as a child of God, you have right to the tree of life. You will enter in through the gates into the city of God, and live with Him forever!

That is the true picture; the story has already been written--it is all done!

God Bless You,
Linda



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