When They Go High, You Go Low.
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To the Boastful, "Do not Boast."

 

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The horns of the wicked and the horns of the righteous are made of the same sort of stuff, but reveal different approaches to what they represent: honor and power.

The righteous seldom strut their stuff.

The wicked seldom cease.

One shall come to naught and the other shall be exalted.

The powers of this age and the ruthlessness of power-grabbing, power-wielding personages and entities shall ultimately fail.

Those who seek truth and justice at each junction of choice and each crossroads of intent, regardless of the assessment of rewards, losses, and posturing, shall find that their accounts are being taken care of.

They can relax in the sweet rest of righteousness.

"We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We recount your wondrous deeds."

“'At the set time that I appoint
I will judge with equity.
When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,
it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah
I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
do not lift up your horn on high,
or speak with haughty neck.'’”

''For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
but it is God who executes judgment,
putting down one and lifting up another.
For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup
with foaming wine, well mixed,
and he pours out from it,
and all the wicked of the earth
shall drain it down to the dregs.''

''But I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.'' - Psalm 75 (ESV)

In the meantime ...

Life is not fair. Thus goes the lament. Evil people prosper. There is no justice. That is the lament of those who tag it all with this question:

"Why bother?"

The psalmist cried this often-cried cry and then,

"But when I thought how to understand this,
it seemed to me a wearisome task,
until I went into the sanctuary of God;
then I discerned their end."  -Psalm 73:16-17 (ESV)

"Until."

Until he went before God to gain perspective - the perspective of the whole of their lives, the whole of his life, and the vastness of God's purposes.

Some insights are simply unattainable outside the presence of God.

 

 

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