Psalms 64: Evil Will Fail


It is not good to be a doer of evil if you read Psalms 64. Eventually, you know that God is going to win. You might feel successful right now by attacking the followers of God, and you might be able to set some of them up for failure, but God is ultimately going to end this conflict once and for all.

Psa 64:7  But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

Psa 64:8  So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Psa 64:9  And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psa 64:10  The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

The first verses of this chapter make it sound like evil is pretty powerful and is going to take down the faithful. However, when you get to this point it becomes obvious that there will ultimately be no contest in the end. Everyone will admit that God is God, and the righteous will be pretty happy about this.

This is somewhat reminiscent of what Jesus was telling Peter about the characteristics of the church.

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

When faced by the power of God through the church, the gates of hell have no chance. Just like God is going to ultimately going to take the offensive in Psalms 64, this verse from Matthew implies that the church will be on the offensive as well. The gate is not coming to attack; gates do not move. Rather, we will be attacking the gate.

I know that there are a lot of problems in the world today, and I know that things are far from what we would ideally like them to be on many levels, but we don’t need to worry because the conclusion is already written. God will win in the long run, and evil will ultimately fail.

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Posted on January 15, 2014, in Psalms and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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