***I was all prepared to vent about our out of control president inserting himself into police investigations, suppressing evidence, influencing the news cycle (oh, there's a new one), etc. etc., but decided to focus on what spoke to me this morning in church. Pastor James started the service with this scripture reading:
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
This Psalm was written by David. It is an exhortation to believers, a reminder that in the end, the righteous will prevail and evil ones will be cut off. It's a personal reminder to me, as I find myself angry every day when I read the news (the REAL news, not the watered down, leftist hack news most people seem to read). I find myself getting cynical and filled with animosity toward those who seem to have the upper hand right now. I know their ends will be awful, and we will prevail, but how difficult it is to remember that every day!
Here is a good Charles Spurgeon study on this Psalm if you have the time.
***We sang "Because He Lives" this morning, and the second verse says:
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
What a great promise.
More at the link.
*** I don't think he ordered sushi...
***The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. ~~ Herbert Agar
***Have a great day!