Chosen by God!
As we continue setting, and evaluating, goals let's remember not to spend too much time in bitterness when we see the wicked flourishing!
“Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.” (II Corinthians 4:18 AMPC)
When we see wicked people flourishing, we are not to become frustrated and angry, realizing that God will ultimately reward us for our faithfulness, if not in this present time then in eternity. Don’t let what it seems like cause you to be distracted. God sees everything. Press forward and run your race.
In Psalm 37 David points what will eventually happen to those who consistently reject God and live evil lives:
They will be destroyed
They will be no more
They will be destroyed by their own weapons of destruction
Their arms are broken
They will perish, fade away
The children of the wicked will be destroyed
Transgressors will be eliminated
Their future will be destroyed
He also points out what will happen to those who consistently live obedient lives:
Inherit the land
The Lord’s support
His judgment on the wicked
He will not abandon us
We will be kept safe
We will watch the as the wicked are destroyed.
We will see the transgressors eliminated and their future destroyed
Although it may look like the wicked are flourishing there is a time of judgment when we will all be held accountable for how we lived. As believers we cannot allow our perception of flourishing on this earth cause us to lose sight of our eternal inheritance. What is going on here is temporary. We must keep our eyes on what is eternal.
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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