God’s Ways Versus His Acts

Psalm 103:7 says, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” I pondered His ways yesterday as I read Psalm 7, 37, 67, 97, and 127.

Psalm 7:11 says, “God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” Yet He holds back His wrath. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that ALL should come to repentance.”

God is exposing hidden wickedness. David had a really strong prayer regarding the wicked. I use his words often as I pray. Psalm, 35:6, 8 says, “Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them. Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly, and let his net that he has hidden catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall. Proverbs 26:27 says, “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.”

There is hope for every one who is wicked, until they take their last breath. Even though God is angry with them, His way is to be longsufferinig. He has no desire for them to perish.

Here is our wisdom. Romans 12:19 says, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” It is prudent to guard our heart from evil thoughts against the wicked.

Here is God’s way displayed. Luke 6:35 says that He is kind to the unthankful and evil.” Are we? Yes, I am speaking to myself in this. 1 John 2:6 says, “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”

As we abide in His word daily, we are being transformed through the renewing of our mind. As we practice what we read, we will emulate His character. Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Verse 5 says, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Verse 7 says to rest in the Lord and to wait patiently for Him to act.

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