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How Long Shall the Wicked Exult?

August 17, 2016

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How Long  Shall the Wicked  Exult?

As we look around the whole world  —  think about the news  —  and wonder how things  will end up,  we should carefully consider  every word  of  Psalm 94,  and understand  that these thoughts  have been considered  for thousands  of years  —  for very good reasons  —  even through today.     Carefully consider Psalm 94  thought by thought.

O LORD,  God of vengeance,
God of vengeance shine forth!
Rise up,  O Judge  of the earth,
Render recompense  to the proud. 

How long  shall the wicked,  O LORD,
How long  shall the wicked exult?
They pour forth words,  they speak arrogantly;
All who do wickedness  vaunt themselves. 

They crush  Your people,  O LORD,
And afflict  Your heritage.
They slay  the widow  and the stranger
And murder  the orphans. 

They have said,  “The LORD  does not see,
Nor does the God  of Jacob  pay heed.” 

Pay heed,  you senseless among the people;
And when  will you understand,  stupid ones? 

He  who planted  the ear,  does He not hear?
He  who formed the eye,  does He not see?
He who chastens  the nations,  will He not rebuke,
Even He  who teaches man knowledge?

The LORD  knows  the thoughts  of man,
That they are a mere breath.  

Blessed  is the man  whom You chasten,  O LORD,
And whom You teach  out of Your law;
That You  may grant him relief  from the days  of adversity,
Until  a pit  is dug  for the wicked. 

For the LORD  will not abandon  His people,
Nor will He  forsake His inheritance.

For judgment  will again  be righteous,
And all the upright  in heart  will follow it. 

Who  will stand up  for me  against evildoers?
Who  will take his stand  for me  against those  who do wickedness?   

If the LORD  had not been  my help,
My soul  would soon  have dwelt  in the abode  of silence. 

If I should say,  “My foot  has slipped,”
Your lovingkindness,  O LORD,  will hold me up.
When my anxious thoughts  multiply  within me,
Your consolations  delight  my soul.  

Can a throne  of destruction  be allied  with You,
One which devises  mischief  by decree? 

They band themselves together  against the life  of the righteous
And condemn  the innocent  to death.

But  the LORD  has been  my stronghold,
And my God  the rock  of my refuge.  

He  has brought back  their wickedness  upon them
And will destroy them  in their evil;
The LORD  our God  will  destroy  them.

History repeats itself.     As we consider God’s faithfulness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  blessed is  Your faithfulness.”

Love,
Margaret

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

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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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