vs 13 If you desire to flourish in the court of the LORD in time to come, and the word ‘shall‘ is indicating a promise which God is sure to keep, you must be planted in the house of the LORD now.
How is it with you? Are you a member of a local Bible believing Christian Church? Definitely siding with God’s team on the path to bliss, or trying to ride the fence, or travelling incognito? Can your church attendance be described as “planted” or is it lackadaisical and non-committed. Do you have a ‘spot’ where you sit?
God cares that we are “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. ” – Hebrews 10:25
Vs 12 is in contrast to vs 11; those at emnity with the righteous.
Those who belong to the Lord – Born Again Believers (because none are righteous apart from Jesus’ sacrificial blood) who God , Himself, declares righteous, shall flourish and grow.
Our church family encourages each other in hope (not a doubtful-wishing kind of hope, but a ‘now we have hope’ hope) of the promise that one day the devil and his agents that worked so ruthlessly and tirelessly against our goals will be put down and we will see it! The word shall indicates a promise, and you can mark it down – God did!
vs. 11 Seeing my desire upon my enemies means -GOD wins! God is true, and a faithful Friend (even when I’m flawed). I’ll choose Him!
Anyone who has ever mocked a Christian for their position (or worse persecution)- this is where their eyes meet, at the fork in the road….
One way to a blissful eternity with the Lord, the other to everlasting torment alone. Alone, utter loneliness (not so popular now), with physical pain and one’s own memories of unalterable regrets.
I’ll take the road to peace and beauty as a citizen of the Kingdom of God!