Cliff Collapse… and Psalm 73

If you’re standing on the wrong part of the edge of this cliff, it’s goodnight Irene.

Watching this calls Psalm 73 to mind, verses 3, 18–

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked… But! Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castest them down into destruction.

One moment they’re riding high; in the next, the cliff gives way. Jagged rocks below, etc. How often in history do we see that pattern? We’ve probably seen it in everyday life.

The wicked think they’re getting away with it. God’s Word says they aren’t.

Let us hold on to our faith. We need it.

 

9 comments on “Cliff Collapse… and Psalm 73

  1. Amen. This morning’s news about terrorists bombing Israel with dozens of rockets, and how a lot of the rockets fell back on them, killing several. Thiink they would get the message.

  2. It brings to mind 1 Peter 3:3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

    The Bible tells us, plainly, that the cliff of our world is not stable. The literal cliff, in the posted video, is a leftover from the Flood. Our entire world is evidence of God’s existence, and of His intervention when wickedness became so bad that there was no choice, except to act.

    There are outrageous acts happening, earth wide. People think that they are getting away with these things, but that is a false security. Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

    This verse takes place at the end of the Thousand Year Reign of of Christ. In the end, we will all face judgment. This judgement will be fair, and merciful, but persons of truly evil intent will have to face justice. It would be wrong for any human to pronounce judgment in advance, but we can rest assured that the truly evil will not get away with their wickedness.

  3. I am having to tell my wife this all the time because she wants to see the evil and unjust get punished now, but we have to take the long view perspective – a 1,000 years to the Lord is as one day.

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