Reward for God-Followers – Psalm 58

I got such a lift from reading today’s Psalm. It’s short, so I thought I’d include the entire thing here (NLT): 

1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!” Justice do you rulers know the meaning of the word? Do you judge the people fairly? 2 No, all your dealings are crooked; you hand out violence instead of justice. 3 These wicked people are born sinners; even from birth they have lied and gone their own way. 4 They spit poison like deadly snakes; they are like cobras that refuse to listen, 5 ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers, no matter how skillfully they play.

6 Break off their fangs, O God! Smash the jaws of these lions, O LORD! 7 May they disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands. 8 May they be like snails that dissolve into slime, like a stillborn child who will never see the sun. 9 God will sweep them away, both young and old, faster than a pot heats on an open flame. 10 The godly will rejoice when they see injustice avenged. They will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 Then at last everyone will say, “There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.”

Many commentaries believe this was written by David during Saul’s persecution. If you’ve ever read David’s story (1 & 2 Samuel), you know how terrifying this must have been for David.

But as I read the last verse: “There truly is a reward for those who live for God…” I thought of how David became King. There is a reward for those who live for God – and not just our reward after our time on earth! God rewards the faithful HERE and NOW.

Concerning our enemies, not only will we not loose because of them, but we will be rewarded because of them. And, our enemies will be dealt with by God.

Drink that in today…

Thank You, Lord! I praise You for Your plan for us. No matter what our enemies do, You will deal with them and not only protect us, but reward us for following You. You truly are an Awesome God!

peace,
e

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