But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. I will praise thee for ever, because thou has done it; and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy saints. Psalm 52:8-9
Granted, given the state of our world today, on the surface, one might surmise that there’s sufficient evidence to doubt the validity or value of trying to hold on to any hope of times getting better! Right before our very own eyes, us, ‘senior seasoned saints’, have witnessed our world, as we knew, succumb to the slippery slop of cultural decadence! What used to be commonly accepted wrongs are now right and the traditionally prevailing right is now widely embraced as wrong!
Integrity, morality, commitment, righteousness of character have become mere irrelevant inconveniences giving way to unimaginable freedoms ‘to do you boo‘, unhindered by the entangling restraints of archaic orthodox accountabilities! DON’T SHOUT ME DOWN, NAH! #ijs!!
Nevertheless, while these contemporary trends may cause tremors and shock waves to some, TRUTHBTOLD, the more things change, the more they stay the same., In other words, what goes around, comes around, huh? In the natural, it appears that the ungodly prosper unimpeded and unabated while the righteous continually suffer vulnerably incapacitated and oppressed beneath the knees of evil transgressors!
According to our text, once again, The Psalmist, David,, finding himself surrounded by the wickedness and deceitfulness of ungodly men seeking to destroy him, struggles to resist the intense temptation to give into to fear, turns his heart Heavenward The Only True Source of very present Hope and Help! As he redirects his focus, acknowledging his personal relationship to The Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent Creator and Sustainer of Life, David’s faith is replenished and his confident anticipation is rewarded.
As David, comparing himself to an olive tree, remembers that while it may appear that the wicked who relentlessly rest in the frivolous folly of their evil intents, with no regard to The Righteous Commands of The True and Living God are victorious! However, unbeknown to them, the ostensible success of his adversaries is only temporary! For in the end, all of their plotting and scheming shall prove to be no match nor threat to The Will of God for David’s life!
For the righteous, who places his hope, trust and commitment in THE NAME OF JESUS, remains steadfast and unmovable, shall witness the destruction of his enemies!
“You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.” Psalm 91:8-10 NLT
TRUTHBTOLD, IT AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE! OUR SOVEREIGN KING WATCHES OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT! #OMG, DIDJAHEARDAT? REST ASSURED, IT’S A FIXED FIGHT AND WE’VE ALREADY WON! #GLORRRAAAAAA!!!
TRUST2KNO, Beloved, all who yield their hearts to praise, RELYING SOLELY UPON HIS JESUS’ SAVING GRACE, SHALL FLOURISH IN GOD’S HOLY PRESENCE FOREVERRRR!
ETERNAL TRUTHS! #EMBRACEGRACE
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!