going to silence


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going to silence

Psalm 94:16-23 (JDV)

Psalm 94:16 Who will stand up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against troublemakers?
Psalm 94:17 If Yahveh had not been my helper, my throat would soon settle down in the silence of death.
Psalm 94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your covenant faithfulness will support me, Yahveh.
Psalm 94:19 When I am filled with troubling thoughts, your comfort brings my throat joy.
Psalm 94:20 Can a corrupt throne be your partner, a throne that makes evil prescriptions?
Psalm 94:21 They band together against the throat of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
Psalm 94:22 But Yahveh is my refuge; my God is the rock of my protection.
Psalm 94:23 He will pay them back for their trouble and silence them for their evil. Yahveh our God will destroy them.

going to silence

Lazarus went to that silence that our psalmist had almost visited. Unless our Lord returns before our death, we will go there too. We need not fear that land of silence, because it will not be our Lord’s last word for us. We will be raised from the dead when he returns. He will keep his promise. He will wake us from the silent sleep of death.

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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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