In “the day of reckoning” Jefferson Vann explains why believers should not get upset if unbelievers conspire against them.
Psalm 37:12-13 (JDV)
Psalm 37:12 The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him.
Psalm 37:13 The Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming.
the day of reckoning
The psalmist reveals two glimpses of the world behind the scenes. In the first, the wicked person reveals his duplicity and anger toward the righteous. However much the unbeliever claims to represent fairness and honesty, accompanying their rebellion against God’s truth is a hatred of God’s people and secret plans to ruin or destroy them. This may not be true of every unbeliever all the time. What the psalmist is saying is that there is hidden conspiracy and animosity among unbelievers.
When those schemes are hatched in secret, God is listening, and laughs. He laughs because he has the power to thwart the schemes – to rescue his people. But even if – in his wisdom – he chooses not to intervene against the wicked in that particular case, there will be a day of reckoning.
I recently read John Grisham’s amazing novel – The Reckoning. I don’t want to give away too much of the story. It is about how secrets rocked a community, wrecked a family, and caused the deaths of four people.
Lord, give us all the wisdom to stay true to you, because the day of reckoning is coming.