Main point summary
Blessed are the people who feared the Lord for when a proper time they will be his owned treasured possession. And God will make a distinction between the righteous who serve God and the wicked who does not serve him.
g “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord .
Thou, you have spoken arrogant words against me," says the Lord.
h But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’
Yet, you ask, 'What did we say against you?
You have said, i ‘It is vain to serve God.
and You have said, it is no use of worshiping God.
j What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?
We gain no profit of keeping your orders, and feeling so sorrow before you, oh God.
And now we call k the arrogant blessed. k Evildoers not only prosper
S o now we consider the arrogant to be happy; Indeed, those who practice evil are succesful.
but l they put God to the test and they escape.’”
And those who challenge God escape the consequences."
Then those who feared the Lord m spoke with one another.
Meanwhile those who feared the Lord, talked with each other.
The Lord paid attention and heard them,
A nd the Lord listened to them and he heard,
and n a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord
and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those feared God
and esteemed his name.
and gave honor to His name.
“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts,
Then , the Lord of Host said, they will be my own people.
o in the day when I make up p my treasured possession,
and WHEN the day comes they will be my treasured possession.
and I will spare them
and I will spare them
as a man spares his son who serves him.
a s a man Jesus His own son who serve him.
Then once more you shall q see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked,
A nd once more, you will see that God will make a distinction between the righteous and the wicked.
between one who serves God
between him who serves God
and one who does not serve him.
and him who doesn't serve him.
1. As a Christian who always love to serve the Lord by his grace. Sometimes we feel that seems GOD DON'T hear us nor attending from our sighs, just like the sentiment of Israellite who feared the Lord. Even for present time we are experiencing hardship, don't be discourage because at the proper time we will experience the joy of being with LORD FOREVER, but to the wicked sorrows and sufferings awaiting for them. For the Lord will separate the righteous and the wicked.
As a Christian who always love to serve the Lord by his grace, sometimes we feel that it seems God don't care for us, nor don't hears us nor not attending our cries. Just like the sentiment of Israelites who feared the Lord. even for the present time we are experiencing hardship, don't be discourage because at the proper time we will experience the JOY of being with the Lord forever, but for the wicked. great sorrows and sufferings are awaiting for them. for the Lord will make a separations between the righteous and the wicked.