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    What can the righteous do?

    May 12, 2009

    What can the righteous do?


    3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

    This scripture caught my attention the other day and I began to consider an answer to the question. 

    First lets think about the foundation being spoken of. It can't be Jesus because He is our Rock, He is unshakable and unchangeable. Jesus told us that "hearing and doing" His sayings was building our life on the rock as opposed to the shifting sand. Godliness is profitable in the world to come and also in this one. Sowing the seeds of Love and righteousness will produce their harvest, we will reap what we sow.

    I looked at this passage in different translations. The Message expressed it well.

     1-3I've already run for dear life straight to the arms of God
       So why would I run away now 
          when you say,

       "Run to the mountains; the evil 
          bows are bent, the wicked arrows 
       Aimed to shoot under cover of darkness 
          at every heart open to God. 
       The bottom's dropped out of the country; 
          good people don't have a chance"? 

     4-6 But God hasn't moved to the mountains; 
          his holy address hasn't changed. 


    My short answer to question is this. When foundations fail, when the bottom drops out, the righteous will continue to do righteousness. They will continue to do the Word, walk in love, act in faith ... not out of fear ... and receive from the God who hasn't moved and hasn't changed.

    Eat the grass, drink the water and stay real close to the Shepherd, and you'll be fine.