IT SHALL BE WELL I
“Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” – Isaiah 3:10.
No matter what the righteous is going through now; God (who cannot lie) says it shall be well. This is a clear assurance that the future of the righteous is secured in God. The future of the righteous is good, great and wonderful because “…it shall be well with him.”
It is right for the righteous to hope for and expect a better tomorrow. Incidentally, the fear of tomorrow has both paralyzed many peoples’ today and tomorrow because fear has torment. I John 4:18. The fear of the future has put many people into captivity today and eventually destroyed their future because fear puts in bondage and ensnares. Romans 8:15; Lamentation 3:47.
God’s word is both refreshing and eternally assuring that the righteous does not need to ‘peep’ seeking to know tomorrow or be afraid of it; the one Who created and knows tomorrow already said that “…it shall be well…” There is no need for extrapolation or using the past and present to forecast the future; the future is already fixed for the righteous. It is good; it is well.
It is important to look closely at our text today; “Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him…” It is not “Say to the “world”, “everyone” or “someone going through hard-time” that it shall be well…” This implies that it is the righteous that has a future. Someone who is going through a hard-time can be consoled that “it shall be well” but that is not what God is saying. According to God’s counsel, it shall only be well with the righteous.
It is wisdom to find out who the righteous is. The righteous is one who has received the gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ (that is, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior). Romans 5:17-18. Good works without Jesus Christ will never amount to righteousness before God. As a matter of fact, the Bible refers to self-righteousness as filthy rags before God. Isaiah 64:6. No one’s good work is good enough to stand the test of the fire of God. I Corinthians 3:13-15.
Therefore, if you are yet to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior or you are not sure you have or you are merely playing religion; sorry to say this, things can only go worse. You need to receive Jesus Christ now; go to the salvation page on our website; say the prayer there and be in church on Sunday to consolidate your decision. Then, I can assure you from the word of God that it shall be well with you.
If you are already a believer in Jesus Christ, no matter what is confronting you now; no matter the battle of life that you are fighting, no matter the challenges starring you in the face now; “…it shall be well with you…”
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I receive Your Word in faith and declare that it shall be well with me, my family and all that has to do with me. Isaiah 3:10; Mark 11:23
Scriptures for meditation: Romans 5:12-20
See you tomorrow!
Jesus is Lord!