Posted: August 27, 2010
Let us look one last time at Psalm 58, which we have entitled court is in session. The judges of David's day who have rendered godless verdicts are on trial by God the Judge of all. We have looked thus far at the judges examined and then justice exposed.
I want to look this week in verses 10-11 and The Judge Exalted. God will one day take vengeance upon his enemies. We can have no part in vengeance. The Bible clearly says, ‘vengeance is mine says the Lord I will repay’. When God judges his enemies we cannot see it as our revenge. We can certainly rejoice when righteousness prevails. It is a central truth that God is the victor, the clear winner, and victor in heaven. A great part of the model prayer is thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Lord make it clear upon the earth that you are the victor. There is nothing wrong for us to rejoice when God takes vengeance upon his enemies. John said, ‘and after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying hallelujah; salvation, and glory, and honor and power unto the Lord our God: for truth and righteousness are his judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.’ The damnation of sinners shall not mar the happiness of the Saints. They are seen washing their feet in the blood of the wicked. It is a picture of triumph which places the remains of God's enemies under the feet of his elect people. Let us exalt The True Judge today. It may look as though unrighteousness had failed over the righteous, but be assured one day the Judge of the entire universe will avenge the wicked. He will bring down those who have for so long been in a lofty godless position.
In verse 11 we are confronted with three great truths for the righteous to meditate on. One is the godly will not always be forsaken. It looks to the world as if there is no God and we have been forsaken. The second thought is there will be a reward for the righteous. One day every man that has ever lived from Adam’s race will be forced to say there is a God in heaven. All will bow the knee and confess that Christ is the Lord. This will be reward enough for the righteous. I cannot imagine the godless Supreme Court judges of our day that promote homosexuality and abortion, bowing and confessing that Christ is the Lord, but they will.
The third truth is, until that day the eye of faith must see it as a fact, that our God is the victor and triumphant Judge who sits as King over all that is in heaven, earth, and under the earth.