Psalms 14:4-7

4 Will evildoers never understand? They eat up my people like they eat up bread; they do not call on Yahveh. 5 Then they will be filled with fright because God is with those who are righteous. 6 You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but Yahveh is his refuge. 7 Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion! When Yahveh restores the well-being of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

The psalmist calls on a people whose plans are being frustrated, and whose well-being has been lost. That I can understand. I know what it feels like to be wronged. Faith calls me to rejoice and be glad. I don’t feel like doing that. But if I truly believe in God, I will worship and praise him for my coming deliverance.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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