IN DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES
TOPIC: HORROR HATH TAKEN HOLD UPON ME BECAUSE OF THE WICKED THAT FORSAKE THY LAW
Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.”
- “The law is meant to be a guiding light, a safeguard against injustice. But when it is forsaken, horror takes hold. When the law is twisted to serve the whims of the wicked, it can no longer fulfill its sacred purpose. It is a betrayal of all that it stands for.”
- “When the law is distorted, it can no longer protect the innocent or uphold the principles of justice.
- “The law is meant to be a rock of stability, a source of comfort and reassurance. But when it is abused, it becomes a tool of chaos and fear. When the law is twisted, justice is no longer served, and the very foundations of society begin to crumble.”
- “In times of uncertainty, the law is meant to be a beacon of hope, a reminder that fairness and equality are possible. Who might be the “wicked” in this context. It could be those in positions of power who abuse their authority for their own gain. It could also be those who knowingly flout the law or turn a blind eye to injustice.
In either case, the “wicked” are those who do not respect the law or its purpose. They do not see it as a safeguard, but as a tool to be exploited.
When the laws are not respected or not upheld, for one, it can lead to the erosion of trust in the legal system. If people believe that the law is not fair or just, they may start to disregard it altogether.
This can lead to lawlessness and anarchy. It can also lead to social unrest and conflict, as people fight for their rights in an environment where they feel the law is not on their side. In a worst-case scenario, it could even lead to civil war. Additionally, when the law is not respected, it becomes easier for crime to flourish.
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
The foundations referred to here are not physical foundations like the foundation of a building, but rather the moral and spiritual foundations of society.
The righteous in this context are those who are trying to live by a higher moral code, who are trying to do the right thing even when it’s difficult.
In this context, it could serve as a reminder to the people that even when the law is perverted, God’s ultimate justice will prevail. They should not despair, but rather trust that God’s justice will ultimately be served. The passage could also be interpreted as a call to action, encouraging the people to take a stand for what is right, even when it seems that the law is not on their side. They should be like a “living stone” (1 Peter 2:5), a rock of stability and conviction in the face of adversity.
If the foundations are destroyed the righteous must not join the bandwagon with the evil mentality of “If you can’t beat them, you join them, rather we must:
- Persevere in our faith, even when the world around us seems to be falling apart.
- Pray for guidance and strength from God.
- Continue to live by our values and principles, even when it’s not popular or easy.
- Be a light in the darkness, shining as a beacon of hope for others who are also struggling.
- Stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone. What if the foundations really are destroyed? In that case, the righteous still have a role to play. They can work to rebuild the foundations, one brick at a time. They can help to restore the moral and spiritual underpinnings of society, even if it seems like a daunting task. Every little bit of effort counts, and every small victory is a step in the right direction.
Even if the foundations are destroyed, the righteous still have something that the wicked do not have. They have hope. They have the hope that one day, the foundations will be rebuilt and good will ultimately triumph over evil.
So even in the darkest times, the righteous have a reason to keep going, and to keep fighting for what is right.
“I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.”
This verse could be seen as a call to remember that the law is not just a set of rules, but a source of inspiration and guidance. Even when it seems like the law has been twisted or abused, the people should remember the deeper meaning and purpose of the law. They should find comfort in the fact that God’s commandments can still be a source of strength and hope.
Even when the law is not upheld by those in power and authority it still represents a higher ideal of justice and truth. The people should remember this ideal, and strive to uphold it in their own lives. They should not give in to cynicism or despair, but rather find strength and comfort in the knowledge that God’s perfect justice will ultimately triumph. They should continue to fight for what is right, even when the odds seem stacked against them. And they should take heart in the knowledge that God is on their side, and that he is a source of endless love and support.
Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.”
This verse reminds us that God is always with us, even in the most difficult situations. He is our constant guide and source of strength. He can provide for us even in the “parched places” of our lives, and he can make us strong, even when we feel weak.
Hebrews 12:2 says, “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
This verse speaks to the importance of perseverance, and the fact that we should look to Jesus as an example of how to live a life of faith. He was the “pioneer” of our faith, meaning he blazed the trail for us to follow. And he is also the “perfecter” of our faith, meaning he helps us to grow and mature in our faith.
And remember, it’s not about winning every battle or achieving instant victory. It’s about taking the long view, and having the patience and perseverance to see it through. Change may be slow, but it is possible, and it can be worth the wait. Don’t lose heart, keep the faith, and keep fighting the good fight!
Sometimes it can be easy to feel discouraged or overwhelmed, but with a little bit of perspective and a lot of determination, it’s possible to make a difference, even in the smallest of ways.
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