The signs of the times – 6

1) “A little while and the wicked will be no more, however well you search for the place, the wicked will not be there. But the poor will have the land for their own, to enjoy untroubled peace. The wicked plots against the upright and gnashes his teeth at him, but Yahweh only laughs at his efforts, knowing that his end is in sight. Though the wicked draw his sword and bend his bow to slaughter the honest, to bring down the poor and the needy; his sword will pierce his own heart and his bow will be shattered. What little the upright possesses outweighs all the wealth of the wicked, for the weapons of the wicked shall be shattered while Yahweh supports the upright.”

“The lives of the just are in Yahweh’s care, their birthright will endure forever. They will  not be put to shame when bad times comes, in time of famine they will have plenty. The wicked, enemies of Yahweh, will be destroyed; they will vanish like the green of the pasture, they will banish in smoke. The wicked borrows and will not repay, but the upright is generous in giving. Those He blesses will have the land for their own and those He curses will be annihilated. Yahweh guides a strong man’s steps and keeps them firm, and takes pleasure in him. When he trips he is not thrown sprawling, since Yahweh supports him by the hand” (Ps 37:3-24).

2) “Turn your back on evil and do good, you will have a home forever; for Yahweh loves justice and will not forsake His faithful. Evil-doers will perish eternally, the descendants of the wicked will be annihilated. But the upright shall have the land for their own, there they shall live forever. Wisdom comes from the lips of the upright and his tongue speaks what is right, The law of his God is in his heart and his feet will never slip. The wicked keeps a close eye on the upright, looking out for a chance to kill him. Yahweh will never abandon him to the clutches of the wicked, nor let him be condemned if he is tried. Put your hope in Yahweh, keep to His path; He will raise you up to make the land your own. You will look on, while the wicked are annihilated (Ps 37:27-34).