KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:25. “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread”.
We continue with our study on the rewards of Holiness.
18. The righteous shall not be forsaken, neither will his children go around to beg for food. Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread”. The Lord declares he would never forsake the righteous or holy man. The children of the righteous shall also never go around begging for food. Poverty is never the portion of the seed of the upright. The following is what God says about the seed of the holy man. Psalm 112:2&3
“His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed; Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.”. Dear brother or sister do not trivialize your holy walk, for it is a financial security for your children after you. It says your children shall be mighty in the land. How will they be mighty? Through financial dominion, your children shall be mighty on the earth. It also applies naturally that those who cheat, rob in any form would destroy the financial security of their children.
This piece of advice goes to all persons, whether you are a pastor who extorts money from your congregation, you are a politician who takes kickbacks and inflate prices so you could get big margins, a doctor who aborts for money or charge excessively for profit at the expense of poor patients and what have you? Your unrighteous ways will fight the prosperity of your children, no matter how much you be quit to them. Those who are defrauding to get rich must also know they are sacrificing the financial blessings of their children. May we fear God and His word to humble ourselves and live uprightly. The Lord therefore admonishes all of us as follows, “Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore” (Psalm 37:27).
19. God loves judgement or justice. This is talking about fairness to all. Psalm 37:28
“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”. When we defined Holiness. We said it is, purity, absence of evil, perfect light, perfect love and perfect justice or righteousness. God is a God of justice. He is fair to all, at all times, and under all conditions. To be a person of justice or to judge rightly is the delight of the Lord. The unjust man is described as a wicked man. The lord declares once again that the seed or children of an unjust person shall be cut off. They would not be established in the Land.
20. The righteous shall inherit the land. Psalm 37:29
“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever”. According to the bible, at the end of the ages, when God has finally judged all persons including satan and his demons, there would be a new heaven and a new earth. The righteous would inherit this new earth. Revelations 21:1. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea”. Would you be counted worthy to inherit this new earth?
I am the righteous of the Lord. I walk in the path of righteousness. I forsake the evil way. My children are blessed and are mighty in the land. Their prosperity is forever more.
Psalm 37:31—33. “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.