The psalms I’ve been reading have caused me to look ahead to the Lord’s righteous reign. What will it be like when the Lord takes His place and reigns?
The LORD reigns,
let the earth rejoice;
Let the many islands be glad.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him;
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Fire goes before Him
And burns up His adversaries round about.
His lightnings lit up the world;
The earth saw and trembled.
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples have seen His glory.
Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images,
Who boast themselves of idols;
Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion heard this and was glad,
And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced
Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted far above all gods.
God is holy! He’s not the mamby pamby God people make Him out to be. Do you know what mamby pamby is? It is a person who engages in acts of cowardace, shyness, or stupidity. Did you read the above verses? Not God!
What should our response be?
Hate evil, you who love the LORD,
Who preserves the souls of His godly ones;
He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown like seed for the righteous
And gladness for the upright in heart.
Be glad in the LORD,
you righteous ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.
Prepare for the future! God is long-suffering, not wanting any to perish, but for all to come to repentance. Turn to Him and be saved! There are exciting days ahead!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!