Psalm 37, part 4

I apparently never posted the rest of Psalm 37…  To go back to the beginning, click Psalm 37, part 1

Psalm 37:25-29 (ESV)

25 I have been young, and now am old,     yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken     or his children begging for bread. 26 He is ever lending generously,     and his children become a blessing.

I will be the first to admit, at first glance this does not appear to be true. There have been starving children all over the world, including the children of Believers, forever. And there are poor believers who have nothing to lend. All through scriptures we are promised not an easy prosperous life, but a hard life of struggles. Read Paul. Read Psalms. Read the life of Christ. Never does God promise we and our children will not go hungry, never does He promise prosperity in this world.

What He does promise is that He will never leave us. When we seek Him, He will bless us with His presence and He will make us more and more righteous. In fact, He sees Believers as righteous already, because of the work of Christ. And our children benefit, both directly and indirectly, from that. Our children will have before them our devotion to Christ. They may choose to go a different direction, but it will not be because the Bread of Life was not made known to them and available. We give that Bread freely, and it will be a blessing to our children and those around us if they walk in the Way.

27 Turn away from evil and do good;     so shall you dwell forever. 28 For the Lord loves justice;     he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever,     but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land     and dwell upon it forever.

See, here it is again. He will not forsake His saints; we will dwell with Him for eternity. And while there is no guarantee our children will also be saved, they have the knowledge, the experience, and the opportunity to do so. The children of the wicked do not have the same blessings.

©Rebecca A Givens, 2/28/16


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