The Destiny Of The Righteous


Psalm 37 is one of those chapters I find myself going back to over and over again. In it, David wrote about the destiny of the wicked and the righteous. When life shovels on a helpful of trouble, I like to go to this chapter to remind myself of the promises of God. It helps me to change my focus from my current situation to what my future will be. When hard times hit, it seems like they will never go away, but David reminds us we have a destiny that is promised by God.

One of my favorites in this chapter is verse 25. I found it when I was young and have held onto it my whole life. David wrote, “I am old now; I have lived a long time, but I have never seen good people abandoned by the Lord or their children begging for food” (GNT). No matter how bad life gets, the Lord does not abandon us. When friends and family separate themselves from you, you can rest assured that there is One who never will.

Now that I’m older and have a family, the second part is of particular interest to me. If I uncompromisingly continue to do what is right in God’s eyes, my child will be protected as well. As a father, as a protector, and as a provider, that gets my attention. The next verse does to. It says, “At all times they give freely and lend to others, and their children are a blessing.” I want my child to be a blessing to others and not a burden.

In these verses in Psalm 37, God promises us that if we will do good and follow His path, we won’t be abandoned, our children won’t have to beg, we will always have enough to give to someone else, and our children will be a blessing. That’s a lot of motivation to do what’s right in God’s eyes. It’s also a good promise to hold onto when your destiny seems unsure because of present circumstances. Don’t get caught up looking at what your life looks like today. Focus on your destiny.

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