Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Psalm 119:95

The Wicked And The Righteous
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

The wicked are always trying to destroy the righteous. They walk different roads in opposite directions. The wicked walk quickly toward hell (Prov. 7:27) and enjoy it. The righteous are led in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake (Psalm 23:3). They will not be led into temptation by their God, and whatsoever they do shall prosper (Psalm 1:3).

Therefore, the wicked abhor the righteous. Through the entire history of the world the wicked have tried to destroy the righteous. They have tried to destroy their book, the Bible, through prohibitive laws, through burnings, and through perversions of Scripture. They have tried to destroy the influence of the righteous by replacing divine oracles and morals with worldly pleasures and humanism.

William Henley wrote in his poem Invictus:

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

But the righteous flee for refuge to our God, without whom there is no redemption, no salvation, no comfort, no security, our fortress. He is our captain (Heb. 2:10).

It is God's testimonies that we consider--learn, perceive, understand, observe. It is in these testimonies that we find our peace, so we must spend much time in them--the Scriptures--so that we may mark the wicked and separate from them, being separated from the world (2 Cor. 6:17) and separated unto our God for love and service by his grace.

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