Isaiah 35:4 NKJV
Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
Have you ever felt like the righteous are wasting away and being short changed while the wicked prosper? It doesn’t seem fair right? David wondered about the same thing in psalm 73 and he says it was until he went to the house of the Lord and he understood the end of the wicked.
Our God is a God of recompense. To recompense means, to repay, to reward to restore.
When the wicked seem to be prospering in their sin and filth, we should be strong and not fearful because we have the assurance that God is a God of recompense and he will reward everyone according to their deeds. Those who are comfortable in their sin will be rewarded with death, remember the bible says the wages of sin is death. To those who hunger and thirst after righteousness seeking to please the Lord, the bible says;
Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
You and I must remember that we serve a just God and He will not short change you. Do what is right no matter the cost. What you lose in service to him, he will restore and he will recompense, he is a good God. Be strong and do not fear, do the right thing.
Does it bother you when it seems like the wicked are prospering and the righteous are struggling?
—————————————————————-Do you believe that God is just? What does that mean?
Knowing that God will recompense, how does that make you want to live your life?