The Goodness of God Endures Continually
While we rely on 24-7 news feeds to be informed, the constant reminder of evil in the world can cause us to despair and become disillusioned. It is important to stop from time to time and shape our response with God’s perspective:
“Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.
Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love evil more than good,
Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
God shall likewise destroy you forever;
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous also shall see and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying:
‘Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.’
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.”
Despite the prevalence of evil in the world, those who put their trust in God can be an oasis of hope and stability. God will not tolerate evil indefinitely and always comes to the aid of those whose confidence is in Him.
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. Rev. McCracken authentically communicates biblical truth making his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Emphasis added).
1) Olive tree at the corner of Afarsemon and Hamor Streets, Jerusalem. אלכס סמירנוב Pikiwiki Israel [CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement – MKM Portfolios