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It will not last, my friends. The wickedness of the days we see, the corruptness in the land, will all one day vanish away for good.
In this world, we may see the unfolding of many evil deeds. At times, it may seem as if the leash has been cut, and like a made dog, the world is running rabid. But rest assured, dear friends, regardless of what it may look like, God will always have the final say and it will not last.
Psalm 37:12-17 expounds on this truth by letting us know:
“The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.”
Therefore, dear one, take heart in what your Lord has done and is doing. They may rage, but He laughs. They may try to come against His people, but it is the Lord who will come against those who come against His people. It is the Lord who will break their attempts and “uphold the righteous.”
When the weariness of this world gets you down. When you see things that you just cannot seem to understand. When it seems that things are out of control, remember God is for justice. God is for righteousness. And God is for His people.
There is a day coming when all evil will be dealt with and silenced forever.
Take heart, the wickedness you see today will not last. Zacharias prophesied of our Savior with this promise:
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.” (Luke 1:68-75)
Friends, let us remember as we have come into the Christmas season, the purpose for it all.
Our Lord, as glorious and celebratory the scene may be, did not come to stay a babe in a manger. He grew, and died, and rose to crush wickedness once and for all.
Fulfilling prophecies: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15; compare Hebrews 2:14).
Defeating darkness: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).
Ushering in victory: “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Because our Lord grew out of the manger and raised out of the grave, the Christmas purpose has been fulfilled. The promise of our redemption has come and conquered, and victory over wickedness has been won forever.
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