Friday, January 29, 2010

Vengence Is Mine....: Daily Bible Reading -- Psalm 58

Good Morning World!  As I'm posting this morning it is safe to assume that our baby hasn't been born.  On the other hand we finally received a blanket of snow!  Not too deep as it is only a few centimeters, but none the less it is snow!  This morning is only the 3rd or 4th morning I had to shovel at work - God is Good!  As the last verse in our chapter this morning says, "...there is a reward for the righteous...!"

Psalm 58

This chapter questions the actions of mankind, and so we should.  We say that we are doing good, and living right as a human race, but we constantly destroy the planet, enslave the weak, kill and judge the innocent, gather in and never give and we are selfish.  Why do we always try to justify ourselves.  There is wrong and there is right.  The gray area people enjoy living in is much shallower than we think.  Many of the disastrous events of nature are the hand of God trying to guide us to realize that life is short and we shouldn't take it in our own hands.

Our righteousness isn't worth much, at least not in the eyes of God.  Scripture states that our righteousness is nothing more than filthy rags.  You can't hide the stains of your life forever, and Jesus in his mercy and grace is the only one who can wash them away.

Don't fool yourself into thinking you are good enough, and that all your many "good deeds" will get you through in the end.  Good deeds and doing right is great for helping humanity and are necessary, but they will not save your soul.  You need Jesus in your life to make what good you may do into something extraordinary!

I challenge you this morning to look at yourself in a different light today.  See your self as a rag that has just cleaned up a mess, and then run to Jesus the great cleaner for a cleansing that you will never forget!

Pastor Fred

 1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
 2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
 3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
 4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
 5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
 6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
 7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
 8As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
 9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
 10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
 11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. (Psalm 58, King James Version)

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