Light Is Sown for Righteousness
Today’s Texts: Psalm 94:16-23, 97:10-12
We often think of righteousness in terms of piety or religiosity. There is, however, an active dimension to righteousness as described in the following psalms:
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,
Have fellowship with You?
They gather together against the life of the righteous,
And condemn innocent blood.
But the Lord has been my defense,
And my God, the rock of my refuge.
He has brought on them their own iniquity,
And shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
The Lord our God shall cut them off.
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous
And gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Inherent in the call to righteousness is the challenge to stem the tide of evil. Righteousness requires action. While the thought is sobering, pray that God will use you to stem the tide of evil in your sphere of influence. The 18th-century statesman Edmund Burke astutely observed: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
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 2018, 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) Light chases darkness. By Axel Kristinsson, Reykjavík [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios.