“Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done. …”
Even in this life there is some semblance of justice. Ultimately the Lord of all the earth will decide when and where it is meted out. We must trust in Him, because or faith has held thus far and will hold us to the end. He will decide who comes and goes for us, and He will make the decisions about what happens to us and where we end up in our lives. He encourages us with these words.
It will be well with the righteous, even when we cannot se the way ahead and it looks empty and dark in many ways. We see others succeed and live quiet and nice lives, while we cope with the turmoil and labour to fulfil our desires.
“You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”
But this promise for the righteous is more. God will ensure that all is well with them, and that they will enjoy the outcome of what they have worked for, not just the temporary and temporal blessings, but the spiritual ones too. We will live to see the outworking of the hand of God in all of our lives, for He gives insight to those who He favours. In the dull, or dark, or tedious times, we hold on to this promise. It will come right and we will see it with our own eyes.
For those who are evil, it will not be so. Those who do unrighteousness will suffer disaster and will not rise above it. They will pay for their misdeeds and evil thought processes. Many in these days seem good and think they are good, but they have evil intent and evil motivations. To think you are good and yet be evil, is the way to lead so many astray and destroy many good things. Disaster will come and you will never rise from it. This is the other side of the coin of this positive promise. God is true to His own and will protect them, but the evildoer will not succeed in all his evil plans and intentions of his heart.
God so no respecter of persons. He does not have favourites but He will protect His own from the hand of the evildoer. He will release the trap that has been set for them and they will not be harmed. No matter what the Christian goes through, it will not harm them, and they will have no scars at the end of it.
The unbelieving and cowardly person will have nothing to show for their lives and will dwell in darkness. The disaster will hit quickly and suddenly and they will cease to thrive. God will protect the righteous and deliver them for all their troubles. This is the promise to them. They will enjoy the fruits of their labours and be at peace. He will see what they do in the secret place and will reward them openly. All those who suffer injustice will see the recompense of their reward and will be vindicated some day. We serve the living and true God, and we can trust in Him to always do what is right, He will keep what we have entrusted to Him and we remain faithful.