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Lightweights or those with a weight of glory?

September 2, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

fine gold barsWho are the true influencers?  Rich, powerful, educated?  Well, according to Psalm 1, it is not the wicked.  Not that I am saying the wicked are rich, powerful and educated!!  Psalm 1 talks about the prosperity of the righteous—fruitfulness and luxurious growth like a well-watered tree.  In contrast, Psalm 1:4 says the wicked are not so.  Instead they are “like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.”  I like what Craige says about this passage,Rice_chaffs

Like chaff—refers to the lightness of the wicked, lightweights, “persons without real substance or worth.”  Both lines of verse 5 say the same thing; that the wicked “have no weight or influence in the important areas of human society. . . The live for themselves and cannot participate in the affairs of those who live for others and for righteousness.” 61

In contrast, there is the weight of glory that the righteous are accumulating.  Paul says in reference to our momentary and light afflictions that we experience in this life, “Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.” 2 Cor 4:17

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