KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalm 45:7. “Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows”.
We continue with our discussion on the rewards of holiness
21. The holy man shall be anointed with the oil of gladness; Psalm 45:7
“Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows”. The word gladness has the same translation in certain portions of the old testament as joy or rejoicing. Joy is the strength of the child of God. The provisions of salvation are withdrawn by joy or gladness. Isa 12:3
“Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation”. One manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in a man is Gladness of heart. Gladness of heart is the fertile ground on which the anointing of the Spirit functions. The Lord says He shall anoint the righteous with the oil of gladness.
22. The righteous shall not be moved. Ps 55:22
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”. Crises in life come to all men but the righteous shall cast his burden or challenges unto the Lord. He shall not be moved. To the upright in heart would salvation appear as light. Psalm 112:4
“Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous”. Dear righteous one are you in any crises ,be not dismayed, The answer has already been provided.
23. The righteous shall rejoice over the vengeance of the wicked. Psalm 58:10
“The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked”. When the Lord protected Daniel from being eaten up by the lions, those who plotted his destruction were cast into the lion’s den. God will surely avenge the righteous. Never be worried at the plots of the wicked, they are rather setting a trap for their own destruction. Never fight them God your father will fight for you, and you would not lift a finger.
24. The righteous shall surely be rewarded Psalms 58:11
“So that a man shall say, verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth”. Dear child of God, maintain your life of Holiness and uprightness because there is always a reward for your right actions. It may be a kind deed to one who may not be able to reward you in kind in any way. Whatever you do to the least of the brethren you do it to the Lord. When Joseph kept his uprightness, things seemed to go bad instead yet in God’s time he was rewarded. From the dungeon of the prison he became the vice president of the whole Land. Your rewards are on the way. 1Co 15:58
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”
As the righteous of the Lord my labour will not be in vain, God always rewards me. The wicked that plots evil against me will always receive the vengeance of the Lord; I am anointed with the oil of Gladness. Hallelujah
Psalm 64:10. “The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory”.
Psalms 72:7. “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth”.