The Lord Loves Justice
Psalm 37:27-34, 37
David enjoyed an amazing relationship with God. Some 3,000 years later, his words still instruct those desiring to live a life that pleases God:
Psalm 37:27-34, 37
Depart from evil, and
And dwell forevermore.
For the Lord loves justice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
The wicked watches the righteous,
And seeks to slay him.
The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.
Wait on the Lord,
And keep His way,
And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the future of that man is peace.
God desires that wisdom, righteousness and justice characterize not only our personal lives, but also our dealings with others. Notice the reciprocal benefits! As you meditate on the verses from the 37th Psalm, ask the Lord how you can demonstrate these qualities today.
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.)
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Categories: FOUNDATION, JUSTICE & MERCY, The Psalms
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