Weekly Article

“THE GAME AIN’T OVER YET”

“Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.”         – Ec 8:12

 It is the age-old complaint of the righteous: why do the evil sometimes flourish, while the upright suffer setback after setback?  Solomon, in his wisdom, provided the answer: the game ain’t over yet.

Of course, Solomon was not the only inspired writer to uncover that nugget. Job discovered it (the hard way); and, other Old Testament worthies knew it, too (He 11:35).  New Testament writers understood that principle as well (Ro 8:18, 1 Pe 1:6-7). And, of course, Jesus was never in doubt (Jn 14:1-3).

Why, then, do we so easily lose sight of that fact? We get caught up in the injustice that was done to us, or the calamity that has befallen us, or the continued moral decline of the world (and nation) around us. Such things might prompt us to cast a doubting eye to heaven, wondering if God is still paying attention. 

Rest assured that He is; and, “that it will be well with those who fear God”.  Personally, I am sleeping very well at night.                  –WKing