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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Did You Take It Back, Or Does He Still Have It?

Psa 34:17  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psa 34:18  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psa 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Psa 34:20  He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Psa 34:21  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Psa 34:22  The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

As I said yesterday, the central theme to this chapter is God’s protection for the righteous.  I do want to point something out; part of God’s protection of the righteous is allowing the wicked to be slayed.  In verse 21, the wicked will be slayed by the very weapon they are using to destroy the righteous.

The goal of the wicked is to hurt or slay the righteous, but what they fail to realize is that the weapon that they are putting their trust in or “faith” in to do the damage is something that will turn on them.  Whether or not they realize it, everyone puts their faith in something.  The wicked get misled into thinking that they can trust something that has a degree, (whether small or great, it does not matter)

of evil in it.  Their pride fools them into thinking that they can “handle it.”  When it is all said and done, the “Evil shall slay the wicked.”  The word “slay” means to kill.  If you think about it, the way of the wicked will always end up in death.

Every christian should get as far away from evil as possible.  The christians who do evil things even as a response, will experience the repercussions of the evil way.  This is one of the reasons why God does not want you and me to sink down to the position of the wicked one.  This is why it is important to watch what we say and watch what we do.  God said He will take care of the wicked if we let Him.  If you want the wicked, that are making life hard on you, to have it easy then you try to retaliate and lash out at them.  But if you let God handle it, He will make sure it is done right, and you won’t have to worry about being punished for doing evil things.  The hardest things in life are not retaliating when the wicked try to hurt you.  Remember, the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.  Don’t put your faith and trust in your own devices, put your faith in the care of the One who loves you…the Lord Jesus!

January 12, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , ,

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