Reward Of The Righteous
Focus: Psalms 58:10-11 - KJV
10. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
In the sight of many who appear to be put in a negative state in life by the wickedness of the wicked, God is too slow, or is unfair to the righteous. What is looked at as unfairness of God is His longsuffering nature, and fairness, in righteous judgment. It is a case of not wanting to throw out the baby with the bath water. To bring the wicked back to his senses and therefore, on the side of the Lord, God would rather allow His son to suffer a little, before he gets the relief in the end, just like He did with Christ. And by the same token, Christ warned us to expect greater persecution than He got, for the servant is not greater than the Master. In it all, as Christ triumphed over death and hell, God, after allowing the wicked a time to repent, whether he does or not, brings His son to succor. If the wicked repents, like Saul of Tarsus, his past deeds are wiped away; if he doesn’t, he suffers devastation for the wickedness he brought upon the righteous.
There was a man in the days of scripture called Mordechai. He was an example of righteousness in his time. Even though he was a slave in the land where he lived, he did not grumble against his God for his circumstance; rather, he exalted God only, and not man. On the other hand, there was a man called Haman who was a privileged citizen and felt entitled to honor from other men, being a lieutenant of the king. He knew not God, but would take it out on anyone that failed to bow to him. Incidentally, Mordechai refused to bow to Haman, and the latter became oppressive of the righteous one, to the extent of not only wanting to hang him, but also to annihilate his entire race, just like the wicked that he was. God gave him a long rope to have a rethink, but he did not take it. In the end, it was the same noose he prepared for Mordechai that he was killed on, while Mordechai was promoted in his stead; because God judged him and stood by the righteous.
David had an understanding of God’s ways and therefore affirmed that the righteous sees his vengeance on the wicked, when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked and rejoices. It does not matter that the wicked appear to be having the upper hand and it seems we have been left by God; truth is, God does not forsake His own; He may just be giving that wicked folk, a long rope. He definitely will not allow the scepter of the wicked to rise above the head of the righteous. He is coming to your aid, no matter how difficult the wicked state appears today. Daniel did not know he would come out of the den; neither did the three Hebrew boys know they would emerge unscorched from the fiery furnace. When God came through for them, their enemies (the wicked), replaced them in the place planned for their destruction. God will surely make us deep feet in the blood of the wicked ones in our lives this season, and we shall surely rejoice, like David said.
SOLUTION: Eschew wickedness and embrace righteousness so as to be on the side of God.
Pray: Father, please lift me above all the wickedness of the wicked in my life, that I may rejoice in you ever more, in Jesus’ name.
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