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Wicked Contrasted with the Righteous
?Blessings or Curses?
Job 36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. (KJV) . . . He will NOT give eternal life to the wicked. They all forfeit life in Heaven by their sins. But the righteous who have been justified by the Blood of Jesus, and are given the right to spend eternity with the Lord in His Home. (Acts 13:39; Rom.3:22, 28; 4:5,11; 5:1,9,18; 8:30,33; 9:30; 10:4; 1 Cor.4:4; 6:11; 2 Cor.5:21; Gal.2:16,21; 3:6,11,24; 5:5; Phil.3:9; Tit.3:7; Heb.11:7; Jam.2:23).
Psalms 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. (KJV) . . . A person is a fool who fights against the Almighty Creator God, but this is what every wicked person does. God hates all those who sin in disobedience to Him. (1 John 5:10-13; Tit.1:2).
Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (KJV) . . . God does NOT abandon the righteous, BUT He does try us! He does this to show our faithfulness to Him. He allows affliction to make us better people. On the other hand, God's Soul hates the wicked person and the violent man. So many of these in today's world!
Psalms 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. (KJV) . . . Every wicked person is miserable. It seems that God has married sin and misery together, just as strongly as He has joined together holiness and happiness. And friend, what God has joined together; none can put asunder. All who trust in the Lord are loved by God, and happy.
Psalms 34:14-16 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. (KJV) . . . The Bible often connects the fear of the Lord, which is love and reverence for Him, with obedience to Him. "Fear God and keep his commandments" (Ecc.12:13). If anyone loves Jesus, they will obey Him (John 14:23). IF a person is TRUE Christian, they will fear the Lord, they will NOT lie, they will turn away from evil, they will do good, and do what they can to promote peace. Reverence is SO much more than sitting quietly in church. It definitely includes obeying God in the way we think, speak and act (Mat.7:12). Some think that peace should come to us with no effort on our part, but David states that we are to seek and pursue peace. Paul goes along with this (Rom.12:18). A person who really wants peace cannot be argumentative and contentious. Peaceful relationships result from our efforts.
Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. (KJV) . . . Whatever a righteous man has, has God's blessing in it; but, what the wicked have is cursed by God.
Psalms 37:27-28 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. (KJV) . . . IF we want eternal life, we must depart from evil, and do good (obey God)! The grace of God gives the righteous this two-fold power to all who receive it; strength to overcome evil, and strength to do that which is right (Phil.4:13). Dwell for evermore, be a citizen of Heaven and an inhabitant of God's house. God will NEVER forsake His saints! BUT, the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. Children who follow the wicked steps of wicked parents shall, like their parents, be cut off. God's judgments shall come on ALL who disobey Him.
Psalms 68:2-3 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. (KJV) . . . As smoke is blown away, so the Lord drives off the wicked. Just as wax melts in front of the fire, so too, do the wicked perish in God's Presence. But the righteous are glad and rejoice in His awesome Presence.
Psalms 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. (KJV) . . . All the power and influence of the wicked, God shall cut off; but He will exalt and extend the power of the righteous. All was fulfilled: the wicked (the Babylonians), were all cut off; the righteous (the Jews), were delivered and exalted. It shall be so today, and in the future~!
Proverbs 3:31-35 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. 32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. 33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. (KJV) . . . How many people envy power and wealth! O how bewitching is power! Every man wants it; but all hate tyrants. We are NOT to envy anyone with power and/or wealth! Most often, their success is in their wicked designs, and the wealth that he has is by unrighteous, ungodly, wicked practices. These are doomed to condemnation on Judgment Day (Mat.25:41,46; Rev.20:15). We as God's children must NOT choose any of the ways of the wicked! WHY? because what we envy in others, we would like to have for ourselves. We do NOT need God's curses. we need God's blessings! BEWARE!!!
Proverbs 4:18-19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. (KJV) . . .The common course of the righteous is staying on the narrow path (Mat.7:13-14), in the light of Jesus (John 1:4,9; 3:19; 8:12; 9:5; 12:46). Our thoughts, words and deeds must be pure and spotless, as light is. The way of the wicked is full of gross ignorance and error, uncertainty and confusion. Because they walk in darkness (with Satan), they stumble at the smallest obstacle. Although they are always in danger,they think that they are secure. They simply do NOT see the impending danger. Some will never see it until they wake up un Hell. And then it will be too late!
Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. (KJV) . . . The ungodly make wicked speeches against God and men. The righteous, by his wise, holy and inoffensive speeches, has peace with God and man. Anyone who deals in lies and false oaths will sooner or later be found out to his own ruin. Consider too the following proverb: A liar must have a good memory; because the truth is not in him. He says one thing, then another, and often contradicts himself.
Proverbs 14:8-9 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. (KJV) . . .Wisdom consists not in vain speculations, nor in prying into other people's business, nor in deceiving others. Instead it is a diligent study of our duty to God and man, for this is the one and only way to true and eternal happiness. The folly of fools is deceit; ungodly men who think they are wise, are instead fools in God's Eyes! Their wisdom (that of the world) is really their folly and downfall. They want only to find ways of deceiving others, and the one they deceive most is themselves.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. (KJV) . . . A righteous man shall abound with blessings, but he who hurries to be rich . . . at any price, shall not go unpunished. A thief may get away with robbery here on Earth, but God is watching and one day He will lower the boom, if not here, then on Judgment Day! BEWARE!!!
Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. (KJV) . . . When the wicked are in leadership, sin prevails. Just look at our government and the CEO's in organizations. The longer the crooks are in power, the worse it gets! And what's worse, the people become like their leaders. What I see in this, those who stand firmly with God, shall one day see the fall of these monsters. May it be soon, Lord.
Isaiah 3:10-11 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. (KJV) . . . God gives hope to all who stand by Him. Eventually the righteous will receive God's reward and the wicked will receive their punishment. It really is discouraging and some times depressing to see the wicked prosper while we struggle to obey God and follow Him. Yet we keep holding on to God's truth and take heart, because He keeps all His Promises to us. God will bring justice in the end, and He will reward those who have been faithful.
Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. (KJV) . . .The servants of God will sing for joy, but the wicked will cry with a broken heart.
Malachi 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (KJV) . . . God has a book of remembrance (verse 16). He will make sure that His children will NOT perish with those that refuse to believe Him (the wicked). The righteous shall be vessels of mercy and honour, but the wicked will be made vessels of wrath and dishonor. The saints are God's jewels; they are dear to Him. He will preserve them as His jewels, when this present Earth is burned up (Isa.34:4; 66:22; 2 Pet.3:10). Those who now claim God for theirs, He will then claim for His. It is our duty to serve God in a loving and willing manner. All are righteous OR wicked! No in between! We either serve Him OR we do not serve Him. And, all will go to either Heaven OR Hell! We may deceive people around us, BUT we will NEVER deceive the Judge on Judgment Day! On that day, every person's character will be known. In the end, all the world will confess that only those who served the Lord and trusted in Him will be happy.
Matthew 25:32-33 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (KJV) . . . Jesus' words.. . . Jesus used sheep and goats to picture the division between believers and unbelievers. Sheep and goats often grazed together but were separated when it came time to shear the sheep. Ezekiel 34:17-24 also refers to the separation of sheep and goats. On Judgment Day, sheep (believers) and goats (unbelievers) shall be separated! NOT one sheep will go the Hell! And NOT one goat will go to Heaven!
John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (KJV) . . . Jesus' words.. . . ALL those who have rebelled against Christ and rejected His Work on the cross, will be resurrected too. BUT, they will hear God's condemnation against them, to be sentenced to Hell for eternity, apart from Him (2 Thes.1:8-9). Many today live well on Earth, while ignoring God, and see death as final rest. That is NOT so! Jesus does NOT teach that unbelievers will see death as the end of it all. There is a judgment to face, and everyone will stand before that Judge!
Romans 2:7-11 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. (KJV) . . . If we patiently and persistently do God's will, we will have eternal life. Paul is not contradicting his previous statement that salvation comes by faith alone (Rom.1:16-17). We are NOT saved by good deeds, but when we commit our lives completely to God, we want to please Him in every way and do His will. So, our good deeds are a grateful response to what God has done, not a prerequisite to earning His grace.
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (KJV) . . . God is our Protector. He is our Guardian who never sleeps (Ps.121:3-4). He continually watches over the righteous, and He hears our prayers. BUT, His Face is turned away from the wicked.He disapproves of them and is determined to punish them. His face is not calm and friendly towards the wicked, as it is towards the righteous. It is full of wrath. God hates sin.
Revelation 21:7-8 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (KJV) . . . This states just who would be admitted into that blessed world, and who would not! Only those who overcome (1 John 5:1-5) can ever hope to enter Heaven! The fearful are those who were not bold enough to maintain their professed faith, or who were afraid to declare themselves as the friends of God in a wicked world. And unbelieving. Those who have no true faith; declared infidels at heart; and all who have no sincere faith of the Gospel. And the abominable, means all whose conduct is offensive to God. Those who live in open sin; who practice detestable vices (immorality, homosexuality); whose conduct disgusting to God.
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. (KJV) . . . In NO way, or by any means will anything evil enter into New Jerusalem. Any thing that defileth: means that if a person has not lived a holy life, separated from the world and all sin and wickedness, they will not enter. Neither whatsoever worketh abomination; no profane or lewd person. Or maketh a lie; no false or lying hypocrites, no any idolaters, for idols are lies.
But they which are written in the Lamb's book of life;only those whose names are written in the book of life, and redeemed with the blood of Christ. Many in today's modern churches and cults do not go along with this. But, friend, what else can it mean? The book of life is mentioned many times in this Book (Rev.3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12,15; also Phil.4:3). It states twice (Rev.13:8;17:8) that names were written in it from the foundation of the world. God has an infallible knowledge of who are His, and has had it from eternity! (Eph.1:4-6). It is called the Lamb's book, to let us know, that the act of redemption by Christ is our only way to get written in this book.
Revelation 22:14-15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (KJV) . . . We are blessed IF we obey! (Rev.1:3; 22:7). We shall have the right to the tree of life. It is a special privilege to the righteous. We did NOT earn it, it was given to us free of charge when we believed God and accepted His Son as our Saviour and Lord. We shall have access into the city, and be permitted to abide there for ever.
For without are dogs. The wicked, the depraved, the vile are characteristics of dogs, an unclean animal among the Jews (Deut.23:18; Phil.3:2). The word "without" means that they would NOT be admitted into the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem (Rev.21:8,27). ALL wicked people shall be refused access to Heaven just as they refused to believe God and accept His Son to save them.
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