Friday, 31 March 2017

The Lord is Righteous

Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows long.”
The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked. – Psalm 129.2-4

David begins the psalm by talking all the opposition he gets in the world. He has all kinds of trouble in this world. His enemies afflict and it seems like evil is winning and God’s people are losing.

It just doesn’t seem right – and it isn’t.

Nothing about this world is right. It opposes us and our God. It opposes the things of God and God’s plan for it and God’s natural order of things. There is no right and there is no wrong and it feels like God’s enemies are surely going to win.

But we have the absolute assurance that we have a God who is righteous and he always acts according to His righteousness and because He always does righteously we always see Him do right.

One day He is going to sort all of this out. His rightness will prevail in this world of wrongness. The wicked will not always win. Wrong will not prevail. Thank God that all we have to do is to hold on and trust Him while we wait for His righteousness to win out.

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