Sunday, 12 May 2019

TRUTH WILL TRIUMPH


Psalm 11 sheds light on the fact that God will not let evil prevail indefinitely. His justice means that, one day, He will surely intervene and judge evil.

In these dark days, when evil abounds, we tend to be overwhelmed by a sense of despair and hopelessness.

Like the psalmist, we cry out in dismay, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do (Psalm 11: 3)?” If the “limits” and “props” in life have being removed, and freedom becomes licentiousness, what can the faithful do?

But let’s be encouraged by the fact that truth will ultimately triumph over evil. God, who is sovereign, is still in control of everything. He is seated on His heavenly throne, watching good and evil over all the earth (Psalm 11: 4-5).

                  
Persecuted saints almost cannot bear the long wait for God to intervene, crying out, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth (Revelation 6:10)?” But Christ will return at His appointed time to judge evil, as we read later in same chapter.

Those who choose to willfully live in sin will be judged. “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

False teachers and prophets have a great time now, reaping ample material rewards and enjoying man's acclaim. But when Christ returns, they will have to face His judgment. “On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:22-23).

The Antichrist will be given a free hand to wage war against the saints and commit evil deeds during the Great Tribulation ... until the day Christ returns and destroys him. “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2: 8).

The Psalmist ends by stating that God is a God of justice. He will destroy evil doers and vindicate the righteous:
He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked;
a scorching wind will be their portion.
For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.
The upright will see His face.
(Psalm 11: 6-7)

But we, as believers, become partners of Christ and receive eternal rewards only if we persevere and prove to be faithful till the end (Hebrews 3:14, Colossians 1:21-23).

TRUTH
What is truth? The Bible clearly states it:
Thy word is truth (John 17:17)
Jesus is the personification of truth (John 1:14, 17).


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