I am still in Psalm 34. I’ve been to some other places in Scripture as well but I keep coming back to Psalm 34.
Today it is this:
13 Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears are toward their cry for help.
16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
To eliminate the memory of them from the earth.
19 The afflictions of the righteous are many,
But the Lord rescues him from them all. source
I’ll be upfront with you. Verse 16. I am eager for it!
But we aren’t there yet. We are closer than we were but we are not there today – perhaps soon!
So in the meantime, it’s the other verses I must concentrate on.
Evil x2. Deceit. Peace.
We are expected to keep our tongues from evil; our lips from deceit; turn from evil on every level and do good instead.
Isn’t it interesting that the next instruction is Seek peace and pursue it?
I submit to you that for us to seek peace, to pursue peace we MUST turn from evil AND do good.
That is not easy in this society BUT it is attainable – otherwise, we would not be instructed here to do so.
How is it possible? Philippians 4:13.
And verse 19?
Take that one to your pillow.
Don’t linger long wondering why did this or that happen to me.
The Righteous have MANY afflictions. It’s just a fact.
That’s what HE said.
BUT HE IS RESCUING US!!
Good night, Friends.
Have a lovely evening – Peace and Rest.