In “we will watch” Jefferson Vann shares God’s promise that we will watch as he destroys all the wicked.
Psalm 37:34 (JDV)
Psalm 37:34 Wait for Yahveh and keep to his road, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.
we will watch
The promise in today’s text is that God is the one who will fight our battles. All we need to do is stay on the path he prescribes, and wait faithfully for him to act. God promises to act by destroying the wicked, who oppose both the righteous and God himself. The payoff to a life of faithfulness is that we will inherit the land (reward) and have an opportunity to watch when all the harm and corruption is cleansed from God’s universe (destruction).
Note how the New Testament describes this same payoff:
“And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18 NASB).
Lord, we don’t want to miss it when you engage all that is evil in this universe, and defeat all your enemies.
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