October 22, 2019
The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Wicked
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Ps. 1:1-6 (KJV)
We have to mark days like this one, lest we forget. There are days when good and evil are clearly aligned on opposite sides and we have to look at both to see the difference between the two. We have to look at these times because it will not last long. Evil will waste no time in trying to muddy up the waters again so that we cannot see the difference. Evil never wants to be exposed so it changes quickly like a chameleon to hide out among the righteous. But while it is exposed, look at the evil in it so that you will never be fooled again.
There is a judgment going on now and the brave, patriotic and righteous are taking a stand against the wicked. But do not be fooled, there are plenty of the wicked that are still undercover. They stood to raise their voices and defend the wicked in a time of controversy. We must not forget who they are because some of them will go back into hiding until the next time they have a chance to force their hand. You know who they are if you have been watching and consider.
There comes a time when God exposes the wicked so that all can see and so that the righteous might have some peace when the wicked are gone. That is the reason why the righteous must stand even in the difficult days and believe that God will, in due time, bring it all out. That is faith and God is still faithful! In difficult times to come, we must remember what we learned. Some people will say that good people saved the day but none of us can preserve ourselves in a day of great wickedness. God does it and we just lean on His power during the trial.
The bible tells us that “…we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ep. 6:12).” Yes, it is that old devil that destroys the lives of those that listen to his seductions. But we do not see the devil and we do not see God. They are spirit. Yet they both whisper in our ears and we decide whom we will listen to. Our lives can look like one of the good guys who held on to integrity or it can look like one of those that has gone to jail or will go soon. We still need whistle blowers no matter how many times someone tells you that you are squealing. People who did not blow the whistle helped us to get into this mess that we see in our homes, churches and government, where people have been afraid to speak up against evil doings. Children must be told to tell someone. Adults must stand up for what is right. If we do not do what is right, we end up with the mess our current government is in: hanging off a cliff.
It is the mercy of God that holds on to some people that will remain faithful in the midst of the crisis and whom He will use to turn it around before it is too late. Yes, the devil always thinks he has won this time, but God is wiser and omnipotent. He made this world and everything in it. He holds the reins. Yes, it is time to say, Hallelujah! It was the Spirit of God working in men and women to save our world and there is still much to be done and many who still need to share their story.
The righteous will stand and the wicked will blow away like the chaff (dry casing of seeds from grain or flowers, etc.). We learn wisdom from observing life and learning from it. Don’t miss the lesson.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28