My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the
name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you
today is from the book of Psalms 37:18-19, “The Lord knows the
days, of the upright. And their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be
ashamed in the evil times. And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.”
My dear Brothers and Sisters, It is destined for man born in this
world, to pass through three stages of his life. The period of harvest, the
problematic period, and the summer season or period of prosperity. While a
person is going through a glorious period of harvest, he is likely to face at
times certain problems too. But while crossing through a period of trial, God
comforts His children by saying, when you pass through the waters, I will be
with you. And through the rivers they shall not overflow, you. When you walk
through the fire, you shall not be burned. Nor shall the flame scorch you. For
I am the Lord your God, The Holy one of Israel.
The summer season begins after the autumn. So is the life of a
man. After he faces problems or trials then he goes through a period of
prosperity. The above context refers to the Psalm where David, explains the
contrast nature of the upright, and the unrighteous. He says that the Lord
knows the days, of the upright. His foreknowledge made him laugh at the proud;
but in the case of the upright he sees a brighter future. This is our comfort,
always, that all events that take place in our life are known to God. And nothing
in our future can take Him unawares. No arrow can pierce us by accident; no
danger can smite us by stealth, neither in time nor eternity can any unforeseen
ill occur to us.
The futurity of a person trusting God shall be a continual
development of the good things, which the Lord has laid up in store for
him/her. And their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in
the evil time. Calamities will come but deliverance will come also. The
righteous will never be disappointed. They will cast their burden upon the
Lord. For God is not a friend in the sunshine only. He is a friend indeed and a
friend in need. And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
David says, the righteous have that which is better than wealth,
peace of mind, peace with God, and peace in God. Not one day’s work shall go
unrewarded. Their days on earth are numbered but their heavenly happiness shall
be forever. So my dear Brothers and Sisters, do not lose hope in God. Trust Him
at all times. He will perfect all things in due time.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for encouraging us through thy word that You will fulfill all things perfectly in our life, in its time. We give you all the glory and praise. Lord you protect the righteous when he goes through troubles and rescues him from all danger and harm. Lord continue to help us as we pass through various stages of life, in sorrow and in joy. Lord strengthen us each day of our life.