When truth is on the scaffold

Have you ever noticed that in every good story, most of time it looks like evil will prevail? If you look at the structure of most movies, books, and folklore stories, you will find this. There is something catching and intriguing about the battle for good and evil, we all wait in anticipation and rejoice together when evil is defeated. Out of this, we get ideas like, “The good guys always win.” and other similar sayings.

God seems to tell us this same idea in Psalm 37:1-2. He says, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.”

God tells us: Don’t worry when it looks like evil people will prosper! They won’t last. They will be destroyed just like the grass is cut and burns up in the summer heat. Whatever your life appears to be right now, God will prevail. He will keep His promises, and reward the faithful. We will reap if we faint not, and rejoice with Him when He shows us His great victory.

I think James Russel Lowell wrote well, when he penned “The Present Crisis:”

Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.

We may not see God’s deliverance right away, but God is always watching over His own and He will deliver.

 

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