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In the Seat of Scoffers

March 18, 2016

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In the Seat  of Scoffers

Join the crowd! —  or so they say.    It seems to be  pretty popular  these days  to be with those  “in the seat  of scoffers”.     All around the world  are those  who mock  and tear down  Christian morality,  principles,  and beliefs.     The “politically correct”  and twisted ways  of this world  are being upheld  as being “right”  —  even as they deny  the religious  and human rights  of Christians.

Even judicial systems  are so politically correct  that they are denying Christians  their religious liberties  —  making a mockery  of everything  that is right and good  in God’s eyes.     But,  as bold as they are  for now,  God’s word has something  to say  about these situations.     Psalm 1:1-6 says,

How blessed  is the man  who does not walk  in the counsel  of the wicked,
Nor stand  in the path  of sinners,
Nor sit  in the seat  of scoffers!

But  his delight  is in the law  of the LORD,
And in His law  he meditates  day  and night.

He will be  like a tree  firmly planted  by streams  of water,
Which yields  its fruit  in its season
And its leaf  does not wither;
And in whatever  he does,  he prospers.

The wicked  are not so,
But they are  like chaff  which the wind  drives away.

Therefore  the wicked  will not stand  in the judgment,
Nor sinners  in the assembly  of the righteous.

For the LORD knows  the way  of the righteous,
But the way  of the wicked  will perish.

God’s children  have always had  to face  the “scoffers”  of this world.     As we look through the history  of the Bible  and the history  of this world,  God has always  eventually blown the “scoffers” away  “like chaff”.     They have their day  of belligerently mocking God’s children  and persecuting them,  but they will never  “stand  in the judgment”.     In the end,  absolutely no unbeliever  will be able to “stand”  “in the assembly  of the righteous”  in heaven.

God’s children  can rejoice  that our Savior is righteous  and just  in all His judgments  for eternity.     God knows us all.     He will prosper His faithful through all eternity,  so we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for showing us  Your righteousness  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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