Psalm 37:35,36 “I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.”
[Think of Stalin, of Hitler, of Genghis Khan, and Napoleon. They all died and are no more–broken like the hollow tree in this picture. Their evil was dealt with, their powerful punishment is now implemented.
You, Lord God, are just, working out the proper punishment, while using the evil of men to bring about your purposes in the lives of many. I praise you that you continue to work against the designs of the devil, to destroy the plans of death and darkness.]
Psalm 37:37 “Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.”
[Abraham, Joseph, David, Elijah and Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Paul, Luther and Billy Graham–these all live on, having an endless existence and unlimited joy with you.
I praise you, Lord, for the certainty of our future with you, filled with life, light, love and lavish goodness. I praise you for your unending, undeserved, unreserved, unrestrained grace, flowing from your heart of holiness into our lives of light.
We stand in your presence, chosen, cherished, dearly loved, deeply cared for, doted on and delighted in. You, Lord God are a wonder–no, you are THE Wonder of all existence, the God who lives in multi-dimensions, full of multi-goodness, operating out of multi-wisdom.
In the light of these great Truths, help us to consistently listen to your Word and respond to your Spirit, to grow in humility, brokenness, obedience and praise.
May we daily take up your grace, receive your wisdom, add endurance to our obedience, and become ever more godly, extending brotherly kindness and love to all those around us (2 Pet. 1:5-7). May you be honored, glorified and pleased with our walk today.