The Righteous Shall Flourish!

17/05/2020 00:00 - 23:00

“Why do you O Lord stand far off! Why do you hide in terms of trouble!”Psalms 10:1 (NIV)

When one reads the Psalms of King David, like Psalm 10, it can be amazing how similar were his times to ours.

Seeing all the corruption going on around him, King David cried, “in pride the wicked pursue the needy” (verse 2). He observed those who had gained illicit riches were so boisterous. “For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart” (verse 3). David noticed how such men put God out of their lives. “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him. In all his schemes there is no God” (verse 4).

King David ponders that such men think they have it all. “He is secure in his ways at all times…he sneers at all his foes” (verse 5). And about his behaviors: “His mouth is full of cursing, deceit and violence. Trouble and malice are under his tongue” (verse 7).

But David did not despair. He knew a day of judgment would come for such men to be reigned in. “Break the arm of the wicked and evil doer. Call him to account for his wickedness until none is left to be found” (verse 15).

The attitude of David to bring to God the wicked around us should be ours. And of course we should never forget that in the end the righteous shall be restored and reign forever with the Lord Jesus. “You have heard O Lord the desire of the humble. You will strengthen their heart..that the men of the earth may strike terror no more” (verse 18).

Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that I am never moved by the wicked and their ways as I know they will be judged and the righteous will flourish with you forever.