The Promise of the Lord, if we trust in Him, He will abide with us forever. No one can snatch us away, cause us to leave Him. (This does have conditions, read on).
“They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
The wicked, shall not rest upon, (always be there, ruling ), the righteous. (Lest… a word that means “for fear that”). The Righteous would turn to sin.
We see this in our country, a Godless President brings strife, unrest, divisions, that builds and grows stronger.
It takes time for the Righteous to regain dominance, and for peace to return.
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
The Upright in heart and the good, receive good from the Lord. Are we good? What motivates us?
For me, sadly, it is not only the love of God and a desire to serve. No I battle with pride, with the desire to be seen and recognized, to be looked up to.
I fail miserably on the humble, haughty scale. Lord help.
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
The Lord keeps, guides, protects and directs the righteous. That pesky Freewill, is what causes us our problems.
We can, and many do, turn aside. The lost, those whose heart is for the Lord, (but searchingl, He seeks, He is available to find.
Those, who like the Prodigal, deside to leave Him.
He watches and waits, He doesn’t chase.
He allows us to walk away, and leads us with the wicked, to eventual destruction.
If we stay true? Peace shall engulf us.
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.”
Lord, help me to defeat the sin that so easily besets me. Help me to be true. To love You, and to walk with You. Amen