Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
It does not matter if evil men conspire together, the Judge of all will punish them. Numbers mean nothing to God, and He loves to break up associations and confederacies of wicked men (Pr 16:5). Vengeance is His; He will repay. But He will also direct His providence to save and bless good men and their children, though they may be very few.
The choice is simple. God will deliver and help godly men and their families. But He will crush the wicked, no matter how large and powerful they become. It is your daily choice to be righteous or wicked. The results are certain; there is no escape (Pr 12:3). Future punishment is certain, if Jehovah is against you. The choice is simple – choose godliness.
Go back 4,400 years. The world was full of violence and wickedness. Children of God were marrying women of the world. Their children were great successes. Mankind was united in rejecting God and His ways (Gen 6:1-7,11-12). But there was one faithful man, who was just, perfect, and righteous, and he walked with God (Gen 6:8-10; 7:1). It began to rain. Every man, woman, and child drowned. But Noah and his family were saved.
Go back 2000 years. The Jews conspired with pagan rulers against Jesus of Nazareth (Ps 2:1-3). How did God react to this international confederacy? He laughed hard (Ps 2:4)! What else did He do? He got angry and vexed them with tribulation in 70AD worse than anything before or since (Ps 2:5; Matt 24:21). Were any delivered? Only the few who feared the Lord, kissed the Son, and trusted in Him (Ps 2:10-12; Matt 24:22; Acts 2:40)!
Consider today. Hollywood, the UN, communism, the NEA, Democrats, the PTA, Muslims, the NBA, Republicans, the ACLU, and Hell’s Angels all have something in common – they despise Bible Christians. And most of today’s carnal Christians and churches agree with them (II Tim 3:1 – 4:4). But do not let their numbers or agreement bother you. Hold fast, and you will rule with Jesus Christ over them (Rev 2:25-27).
The majority means nothing, except to be wrong. Truth has always been held by a small minority (Matt 7:14). God cannot stand the choices and trends of the majority (Ex 23:2; Num 14:1-10; I John 5:19-20). Good men reject the majority (Josh 24:15; Job 31:34; Dan 3:1-18). One man with God on his side is invincible (Ezek 22:30; II Tim 4:16-18).
Your daily choice to be godly or wicked affects children and grandchildren (Ex 20:5; Ps 37:25-26; 112:1-2; Jer 32:39). Do not fear this world and its united front against truth and godliness. “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (I Cor 16:13).
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