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April 25, 2021 – Psalms 147-150

One verse to consider: “The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground” (147:6). Sometimes we struggle with the apparent good fortune of the wicked, but the Lord sees everything as it really is and makes all things right. Think about it:

  • The world’s concept of “wickedness” is not God’s. Those deemed wicked by God are, by the world, deemed sly -- street smart -- able to beat the system (even if it hurts someone else) -- able to look out for one’s self. But God tells us what true wickedness is.

  • The world admires things that God does not, especially wealth and worldly position. But the things that please God are spiritual.

  • The world rewards its heroes in ways different from God, but its rewards are temporary and ultimately unsatisfying. God’s rewards are eternal and completely satisfying.

We need to remember that, one day, there will be a great reversal. I really hope you will read Luke 6:20-26. Charles Spurgeon put the matter like this: “The meek need not envy the lofty who sweep the earth with their gay robes, any more than real royalty is jealous of the kingly hero who struts his hour upon the stage.”

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