"For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
Yesterday we saw:
The wicked will not last forever on the earth.
“But the meek shall inherit the earth;”
The “meek” are promised to “inherit the earth.”
God is faithful to care for His people.
“And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
What an excellent thought, not just “peace,” but “abundant peace.” The humble, meek, the believers have peace with God! Never forget this!
“The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace,” (Psalm 29:11).
“I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly,” (Psalm 85:8).
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them,” (Psalm 119:165).
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Romans 5:1).
Believers, we have peace with God; and as much as is humanly possible, we have peace with those around us; and we have peace with ourselves.
Our peace with God is a byproduct of our redemption in Christ. When He saved us, because of His work on Calvary, we have “Peace with God.”
We understand that we are to do everything in our power to live peaceably with everyone. Sometimes that is not possible, not because we are not doing our part, but because some people who hate God will hate us too.
Sometimes believers have the most trouble finding peace with themselves. Some just can’t seem to get a handle on the truth that they are “forgiven.” It is understandable that we are ashamed of our past lives of sin before Jesus found us, loved us, lifted us out of the miry clay, cleaned us up, and set our feet upon the rock. But to continue to wallow in the mire of yesterday is sin! When God forgave you, He forgave you, therefore you are forgiven! You don’t live under a cloud, and you are not a second-class Christian. You are forgiven! You can presently be at peace with yourself. Paul said, “I am the chief of sinners,” and if God could forgive his sin, surely, He forgave your sin. Live and think like a child of the King!”
The next time you look around at our broken world and are tempted to get depressed and grumble about it, remember the peace we have in Christ now, and that the best is yet to come!