Friday, January 20, 2023

The FUTURE of the RIGHTEOUS


Who are the righteous?

What are the righteous to do?

What can the righteous expect?

What future have they got, in the eyes of GOD?

One psalm says it all:

Psalm 37:3-8

King James Version

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;

 so shalt thou dwell in the land, 

and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: 

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; 

and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, 

and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: 

fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, 

because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: 

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.


Psalm 37:11

King James Version

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 

and shall delight themselves 

in the abundance of peace.


Psalm 37:16

King James Version

16 A little that a righteous man hath 

is better than the riches of many wicked.


Psalm 37:18-19

King James Version

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: 

and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: 

and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


Psalm 37:22-24

King James Version

22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; 

and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: 

and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, 

he shall not be utterly cast down: 

for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.


Psalm 37:27-31

King James Version

27 Depart from evil, 

and do good; 

and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment,

 and forsaketh not his saints; 

they are preserved for ever: 

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, 

and dwell therein for ever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, 

and his tongue talketh of judgment.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; 

none of his steps shall slide.


Psalm 37:34

King James Version

34 Wait on the Lord, 

and keep his way, 

and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: 

when the wicked are cut off, 

thou shalt see it.


Psalm 37:37

King James Version

37 Mark the perfect man, 

and behold the upright: 

for the end of that man is peace.


Psalm 37:39-40

King James Version

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: 

he is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them, 

and deliver them: 

he shall deliver them from the wicked, 

and save them, 

because they trust in him.


In SUMMARY, the righteous must:

Trust in the Lord, and do good

Delight thyself also in the Lord

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him

fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil

Depart from evil, and do good

Wait on the Lord, and keep his way

behold the upright

trust in the Lord


In SUMMARY, this is the FUTURE of the RIGHTEOUS:

so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed

he shall give thee the desires of thine heart

he shall bring it to pass

he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday

the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace

their inheritance shall be for ever

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

shall inherit the earth

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

dwell for evermore

the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

none of his steps shall slide

he shall exalt thee to inherit the land

when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it

the end of that man is peace

the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble

the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them


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