Happy Friday!!! Why are hairdressers great at basketball? Because their games are always a blow- out. I blew that one. Ha ha
Our meditation for today is found in Prov. 21:12 “The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked; he will bring disaster on them.”
In order to fully understand this verse we must go back to God’s definition of wicked.
wicked - those who intentionally,
refuse to ever obey any
of God’s commands.
The second thing we must understand is that according to the Bible is that God is required to bring punishment on the wicked because He must keep his promise
Deut. 32:35 I will take revenge
The third thing we need to recognize is that their wickedness will result in consequences literally out of this world.
Prov. 10:25 “When the storms of
life come, the wicked are whirled
Prov. 11:11 “The house of the
wicked will be destroyed…”
The Father never joys in bringing to justice the wicked, but by His own promise is ultimately required to carry it out.
For several reasons:
Because He promised it
To fail too; would lift up injustice
In order to render fair the scales
In hope that the children of the
wicked will be saved from
their parents wicked ways
You can probably think of more reasons for God’s justice…
We know this to be true from the kings of Israel, many sons recognized the harm brought on them, and their subjects, by their fathers from evil practices against God and His warnings. As a result they returned to God for forgiveness & renewal. Then our gracious & merciful Father granted them renewal and blessings in their righteous reign.
To fully understand justice in any
sense we must take all of these issues into account. Many folk fail to recognize God’s heart motivation in final punishment. They are angrily offended by His action, failing to recognize His desire for renewal for all those who are under the rule of the wicked.
So Go With God for He alone knows the future both in this
generation & the generations to come. He knows when punishing one wicked person will redeem many thousands/millions in the future. We as His children can rest in His faithful desire for protect us & at the same time to affect positive redemption upon many others.