“The Righteous versus the Wicked”
Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing. Psalm 112:6, 7, 10
It is obvious what the differences are between the RIGHTEOUS person and the WICKED person. But from the worldly point of view, the wicked are the ones that are prospering in their ways, and I guess in some instances that may be true. Many BIG business deals are conducted by anything but, righteous, godly, undertakings. The wicked will do ANYTHING to get what they want. They will lie, cheat, connive, steal, and to the extreme, even taking another’s life in order to obtain what they want. They are ruthless and uncaring, they are just out for themselves and what they can get.
But the things this world has to offer are ALL TEMPORARY, they will one day, rot, rust, and decay, they will be GONE and nothing a wicked person does to secure their prosperity will last. It will be gone and they will be ‘vexed’ or irritated to see the results of their works being obliterated before their very eyes. They will ‘gnash’ or grind their teeth to see all they have, being wasted away, and they will be helpless and hopeless to do anything about it.
All of their longings and dreams will amount to nothing. And their destiny will be spending an eternity experiencing pain, torment, torture, misery, and despair in Hell for ALL of eternity with NO ESCAPE!
However, the righteous, who may never be prosperous in the eyes of the world, but in the Spiritual world, they are WEALTHY beyond imagination. And the difference there is that the prosperity of the righteous is ETERNAL. It will NEVER fade, rot, rust, or decay.
The righteous will be steadfast and will not be shaken; they will have no fear of bad news, because of their steadfast TRUST in the ALMIGHTY GOD, who will sustain them. Their hearts will be secure, and in the end they will look on their foes in triumph and victory. They will enjoy the fruit of their labors in a place full of JOY unspeakable, with NO pain, torment, torture, misery or despair, but they will spend ALL eternity in Heaven, a place of unending love, and perfect peace. You have a choice to make. You will either fall on one side or the other. The righteous or the wicked.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are already on the side of the wicked with a destiny of spending an eternity in Hell. But you can change your destiny by: Confessing your sins to God and asking Him for His forgiveness, believing, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and be on the winning side, become one of the righteous, waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!