Psalm 55: 22 GOD WILL NOT SUFFER THE RIGHTEOUS TO BE MOVED

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Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved (KJV).

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Today we shall be looking at the second part of Psalm 55: 22 which says, ‘HE shall never suffer the righteous to be moved’.

Who is the righteous? As a child, I have always wondered what being ‘righteous’ means. Everybody seems to have their definitions of ‘righteous’, including human right groups (lol ☺).

This word appears 307 times in the King Kames version of the Holy Bible. Thus, what does the Bible have to say about righteous people?

  1. Abraham asked GOD, ‘Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? (Genesis 18: 16-33)’. One can assume that the righteous refers to anyone who acts according to GOD’s Law and does not do things that are evil. The men in Sodom and Gomorrah were evil, engaged in homosexual activities, and did profane things. GOD wanted to destroy them and wipe evil from the earth (Genesis 18: 20-21; Genesis 19: 3-5; 12-13).
  2. Psalm 5: 12- ‘Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield (NIV).’ Pretty self-explanatory.
  3. Psalms 15:2- ‘He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.’ Thus, you can assume that when you walk uprightly or justly, and when you speak the truth, you are righteous.
  4. Psalms 45:7 ‘Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.’ GOD loves righteousness so it is no surprise that HE will not allow the righteous to be moved.There are too many old testament references to righteousness. Under the New Covenant of CHRIST, there are 104 instances where the word appears in the New Testament of the KJV version of the Bible.
  5. JESUS said, ‘Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5: 6 KJV).’
  6. JESUS also said, ‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6: 33 KJV).’ Therefore, when you seek the things of the Kingdom of GOD, you are righteous.
  7. Acts 13:10: ‘And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?’. Thus, when you fear GOD, you are righteous.
  8. When you are born again and you are born of the Spirit, and you don’t engage in works of the flesh, you are eligible to see GOD’s Kingdom and are righteous (John 3: 1-8). But being ‘born-again’ does not mean just going to church, and going to church is not enough. You must be righteous in words, thoughts and deeds as Romans 1: 29 shows below.
  9. Romans 1:29: ‘Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them’.

Need I say more? When you do the things above? You are unrighteous. There is the Word of GOD: clear and simple. And when you don’t actually do these things, but you support those who do it, you have sinned and are also unrighteous. Moreover, when you know something is wrong, and you don’t say anything against it when it is in your power to do so, you have sinned and are unrighteous.

So far, I have tried to prove one point: righteousness means a lot to GOD. And there are great rewards for being righteous. One of which is that when you are righteous, GOD gives you stability. HE ensures you are not moved. This is echoed in Psalm 121: 3: ‘He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber’.

Pray to GOD to give you the Grace to be righteous in words, thoughts and deeds. Let the Righteousness of GOD fill your heat so that you can continue to experience HIS Awesome Blessings.

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May the LORD bless the study of HIS Word in JESUS’ Name!

Please, leave a comment below. I want to hear from anybody who reads this post. I am sorry I have been consistent, but I am now making a commitment to be consistent and be posting at least five days a week.

GOD bless you all ♥♥♥

AmataDei Ifeoluwa Oluyeju (Love)

© May 2016

Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

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Psalm 55: 22 CAST YOUR BURDEN UPON THE LORD

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‘Cast your burden upon the LORD and HE shall sustain thee: HE shall never suffer the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55: 22 KJV).’

JESUS echoed this point when HE said ‘DO NOT WORRY’, because by worrying you cannot add another hour to your life or make things better (Matthew 6: 25-34).

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow, reap, or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matthew 6: 25-27 NIV)

Apostle Peter also admonishes us to cast our cares upon the LORD, because HE CARES (1 Peter 5: 7).

You cannot make things better yourself. You have no power to fix wrong things. ALL the Power and Glory belongs to GOD. Therefore, Awesome GOD has the exclusive jurisdiction to fix things.  Why should you just leave things in Awesome GOD’s Capable Hands and maintain you peace?

  1. When you are trying to fix things, you worry a lot. You probably even lose your sleep, or eat less, or think too much about something. You ignore important aspects of your life or neglect to do some important things all because you are worried. Last time I checked, worrying fixes nothing. Leave GOD to Handle the rest, after you have done your best.
  2. When you worry a lot, you hardly praise GOD or smile. And praising GOD is the way to inviting GOD to take over stubborn matters in your life and destroy the things that are taking away your peace (Psalm 149: 1-7). JESUS is the Prince of Peace, and HE brought you Peace (Isaiah 9: 6); nobody or nothing can take it away unless you let them.
  3. GOD expresses warns you not to worry. Why? You cannot by worrying add a day to your life. The lilies in the fields don’t worry; and yet they are clothed with beauty. The birds of the air don’t worry, yet they are fed on a daily basis (Matthew 6: 26; 28). The analogy is perfect. Because you are a human being, with superior intelligence, and made in GOD’s Image, you tend to think you can fix things and take the glory in the end. Nah. ALL GLORY BELONGS TO GOD (Galatians 1: 5).
  4. When you worry, you take your matter out of GOD’s Awesomely Capable Hands. GOD is not a fussy Person. The moment you think you can do something without him, rely on the help of another man, or handle things your own way or have a Plan B, you take things out of HIS Capable Hands. And GOD will leave you for a time; HE’s a Faithful Father and GOD. HE wouldn’t want you to get you to get hurt permanently.
  5. JUST LET GOD HANDLE IT, SO YOU CAN MAINTAIN YOUR PEACE IN HIM.

May the LORD bless the study of HIS Word in JESUS’ Name!

Please, leave a comment below. I want to hear from anybody who reads this post. I am sorry I have been consistent, but I am now makiing a consistent to be consistent and be posting at least five days a week.

GOD bless you all ♥♥♥

AmataDei Ifeoluwa Oluyeju (Love)

© May 2016

Pretoria, South Africa