Humble or Haughty
February 06, 2021
"You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you."
The horns of the wicked and the horns of the righteous are made of the same sort of stuff, but express 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 appointI will judge with equity.When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,it is I who keep steady its pillars. SelahI 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 westand 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 cupwith foaming wine, well mixed,and he pours out from it,and all the wicked of the earthshall 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)