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Psalm 125:3 (NKJV) For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.

Sometimes evil is so relentless, so tiring, so draining that we are tempted to just give up. We live in that type of culture today. While the rest of us wake up and go to work, raise families, help others, worship and live life, there is a segment of our society dedicated to tearing down everything good, everything Godly, everything disciplined, everything wholesome.

It’s their purpose, their goal, their life. They rise each day and every decision, plan and action is geared towards accomplishing their goals of crumbling all things righteous. A sampling of those destructive causes would include but are certainly not limited to: removing all moral constraints, tearing down the traditional family that is the building block of humanity, confusing people about religion, convincing us we are the product of random chance no better than animals and foundational to it all, creating a lawless environment where each person is a law unto themselves.

Judges 17:6  In those days … every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Proverbs 14:12  There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death.

Every day we see this tireless assault on righteousness. Everyday we see the double standard and hypocrisy. Every day we see another brick removed from the wall of healthy, stable, law-abiding, God-fearing, loving respectful kind-hearted society. We see the wall crumbling, sometimes slowly, sometimes at alarming rate… but always crumbling.

God anticipated this. He said “you reap what you sow” but also gave us verses like Psalms 125:3 that reminds us WE WIN. In the end, evil will not prevail, so don’t be tempted to give up, or join the dark side.  The Lord God Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth is with us and has already declared that THE RIGHTEOUS PREVAIL in the end.

Think It Over: One thing the forces of darkness do to their credit: they are RELENTLESS. They live every day with a single purpose. Their “cause” is their life. Everything else revolves around that. Ironically, that’s how Christians should live but we are too often doing Mark 4:19 instead.  Look it up.