A Future Beholding
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness (Psalm 17:15).
We may be surrounded by all manner of wickedness. Everywhere we turn there may be assaults on our souls. But there is a truth that is worth recalling from the psalmist in this psalm, and it’s the resurrection.
“What?,” you may be asking. “What’s the resurrection got to do with calming my soul in the midst of the assaults of the wicked?” Well, remember that those who live an unrepentant life of wickedness have their portion in this life, alone. And after that comes the judgment. But those who have put their hope in the Lord will behold the face of the Lord.
This truth carries over into the NT, gets clarified, and is heightened. For “we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2), the “he” being Jesus. So, when wickedness closes in on your life, remember your hope in the face of Christ.
When someone slanders you; when you’re unjustly taken to court; when your family rejects you for following Christ; remember your vindication in Jesus’ face.
Prayer: Lord, I pray that if I should be pressed by wickedness today and suffer unjustly, by your grace I will remember the face of Jesus, when all is made right. Amen.