“You Will See It!”
“But”, it is often stated, “the wicked are increasing! How long O Lord? How long?”
The next verses of Psalm 37 give some insight.
The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
The LORD will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
True, the wicked spy upon the righteous.
True, the wicked seek to kill the righteous.
But, know this.
The Lord will not leave the righteous in the hand of the wicked.
The righteous will not be condemned.
Then what will come of the righteous?
What are the righteous to do?
Wait for the LORD and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Wait for the Lord.
Keep His ways.
Know that the Lord will exalt you.
He will exalt to inherit the land.
This will happen when the wicked are cut off.
It will happen!
We will see it!
Pursue righteousness, O Believer!
You are empowered by the Godhead to live in righteousness.
The right-living Believer is a vessel of the very Presence and Power of the Most High God.
The righteous will inherit the land
And dwell in it forever.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
The law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slip.
The Righteous will inherit the land.
We will dwell in it forever…that is interesting!
The Righteous proclaims wisdom.
The Righteous speaks justice.
Because the Law…the Word!…of God is in the heart of the Righteous.
The Word keeps our steps from slipping.
If you Believe you are positionally righteous.
Now, live it out.
Manifest the Righteousness of God.
As we have seen, the Lord does not forsake the Righteous.
He does not abandon those that are His.
More so, He blesses the Righteous.
Read the next two verses of Psalm 37.
Note what we are to do.
Note what God does.
Turn from evil and do good,
So that you will dwell forever.
For the LORD loves justice
And does not abandon His godly ones;
They are protected forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will be eliminated.
We are to turn from evil.
We are to do good.
So that we will dwell forever.
In the Presence of the Lord.
Upon His land.
What will the justice-loving Lord do?
He will not abandon His godly ones.
They are protected forever.
Read that again.
If you are a True Believer, then you are protected by the Most High God…forever.
The descendants of the wicked will be eliminated.
“Young and Old"
David continues with Psalm 37.
Now, one of my favorite verses…
I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or his descendants begging for bread.
All day long he is gracious and lends,
And his descendants are a blessing.
David is stating an observation from his experience.
He had been young.
He was now hold.
He had never seen the righteous forsaken by God.
He had never seen the descendants of the righteous begging for bread.
David is saying that the Lord takes care of the righteous.
He had seen it.
He had experienced it.
David tells us more about the righteous.
They are gracious…all day long.
They lend…all day long.
They are a blessing…all day long.
The righteous do not cling to the blessing of God with a clinched fist.
Rather, the righteous give graciously.
The righteous prove to be a blessing to the world.
Do we believe this?
Do we live this?
Are we manifesting the Presence of the Most High God as The Righteous?