FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY, 2020
WICKEDNESS NEVER PAYS
TEXT: PSALM 10:12-18
KEY VERSE: “Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it” (PSALM 10:13).
Eugene Marcel Proust, known as Marcel Proust, a French novelist and essayist, observers that “Prosperity of wicked men runs like a torrent past, and soon is spent”. Life sometimes seem to play games on us. We are pressed from all sides and at such times, help is nowhere nearby. We seem forsaken. Worse still, all the signs that surround us appear to indicate that evil people are triumphing over us. Rather than become dispirited at such times, we should turn to God for solace.
The psalmist, for a while, could not understand why those perpetrating acts of wickedness did not seem to have any check whatsoever on their evil deeds, or why God seemed so far away at such time. But instead of yielding to discouragement and despondency, fear and failure, he quickly assured himself that no action is ever hidden from God. Even as a victim of evil acts, the psalmist did not forget to cry out to God to show concern and act in defence of the humble. He pleaded with God to judge the wicked for all their evil acts, show Himself as the sovereign King who answers the prayers of the humble, defend the weak and put an end to oppression.
It has been proven that who do wickedly do not triumph indefinitely. The Scripture is replete with accounts of those who chose to be wicked and ended disastrously. There may be times when evil people fiercely attack us. Rather than helplessly allow ourselves to be assailed, we must remember at such times to trust in the Lord.
We must pray to Him to intervene on our behalf and hold the wicked accountable for their evil conducts. Even if it seems God is distant at such trying moments, we must never lose sight; He will arrive at the nick of time to rescue us.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The wicked shall not go unpunished.
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