Today From Psalms

Comforts My Soul

The person who has sought to live a godly life and then seen the wickedness of those who reject God’s law can relate to the words of Psalm 94:2-4.   Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?”

While the wicked might not verbally utter the words of verse 7, (“Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.”) their life speaks it loudly.

In light of the ongoing wickedness in the world, do we despair and give up? No! Look at what the psalmist says in verses 22-23. “But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.”

This does not mean that we delight in God bringing judgment on individuals, but we know that God is just and will bring about righteous judgment.

So, I find comfort in knowing that God does hear the words of the wicked and He sees their deeds. “He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?” Psalms 94:10

Knowing this I can say: “In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” Psalms 94:19

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