Monday, 20 June 2011

Whoever is wise

The righteous see it and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth. Whoever is wise will observe these things, And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. - Psalm 107v42-43

This psalm was written in the context of Israel and their turning from God while Moses was away. He was gone longer than they thought he should be gone so they figured that God must not be working. A few jerks came along and convinced them that since God wasn't working, they needed a new god. They gave up on God and took matters into their own hands.

The previous verses all tell us about how great God is. They speak of His mercy and provision and goodness. These things get forgotten when things go downhill. We go so caught up in God not working the way we want that we forget to see that He is working in His way.

But theses verses remind us of the truth. The righteous see God work and rejoice. Whoever is wise understands God's lovingkindness. And all iniquity is stopped.

Sometimes we all get caught in the trap of failing to see God. If we are walking in righteousness we choose to see God at work and rejoice. If we are wise we understand His lovingkindness.

How do we handle these things when we see them? Do we see them in the light of worldly wisdom, or do we choose to be wise in God's eyes?

It could make all the difference in the world. 

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