IT SHALL BE WELL V
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” – Isaiah 3:10-11
It is very clear that the prophecy of wellbeing for the righteous follows the principle of ‘seed time and harvest’. Genesis 8:20-22. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. Galatians 6:7. It shall be ill with the wicked because the reward of his hand, which is “ill” shall be given to him. Anyone can program what he/she wants as harvest by adjusting the seed.
Anyone that turns his/her back on the Love Gift of God (Jesus Christ) is wicked. All sinners are wicked before God. Genesis 13:13. Joseph knew the definition of adultery; he did not refer to it as mere extra-marital affair. He did not call it ‘going out with a Sugar Mummy that had a crush on him’. He did not call it ‘divine favor’ to get him settled and established in a strange land. He called it great wickedness before God. Genesis 39:9. Every act of wickedness defines the wicked. I Samuel 24:13. For instance borrowing and refusing to pay (though may appear simple) but it is an act of wickedness. Psalm 37:21. The wicked is perpetually under a curse “…it shall be ill with him…” It does not matter who the wicked is, what he studied in school, the number of degrees he acquired or where he lives on the earth; the reward of the work of his hand is evil and he will definitely reap the harvest of his seeds.
It shall be well with the righteous no matter what or who seems to be against the righteous. No matter the obstacle thrown on the path of the righteous “…it shall be well with him…” The righteous is one who is in Christ; one who believes and obeys God. He is one who takes delight in God’s commandments. The righteous is in perpetual favor with God. Psalm 5:12. The forces working for the righteous are too strong to be overcome by the forces against him. The righteous can never be forsaken; the posterity of the righteous is even settled. Psalm 37:25; Psalm 112:1-3.
The righteous is one who is committed to serving the interest of God and His kingdom on the earth. As believers in Jesus Christ, your position in the church (this is not talking about title) is to advance the course of the kingdom. It is to committedly engage in the promotion of God’s kingdom. It is to see everything going well in your local assembly. There must be something that you are doing that is adding value to your local assembly and the people of God.
It is scriptural wisdom to take stock and do a personal evaluation asking such question as “what value have I added to my local assembly in the past one month”. How many times have I prayed for the church, the people of God in the church or God’s agenda for the church in the past one week? Have I been instrumental to people leaving the church or leaving the faith in any way?
If we will sincerely carry out personal examination and make necessary adjustment; we will never be condemned. The result is that we shall continue to be counted among the righteous and consequently all shall be well with us.
Therefore, as a believer, don’t just seat waiting and watching; work out your wellbeing. Get engaged in kingdom service today; it does not matter what you are going through now or who seems to be against you, “…it shall be well…” with you. Your tomorrow is colorful, beautiful and glorious; you will get there. Those that may be mocking you today shall see God make you. Your light will so shine that many people that seemed not to agree with you or like your gut will come to your light; the ‘nobles’ and the ‘kings’ of this world will come to the brightness of your rising.
If you are reading this and you are yet to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; don’t allow the devil to pitch you against God. Take a stand against the devil today and take a decision for God. Go to the salvation page on our website; pray the prayer there and be in church next Sunday to consolidate your decision. I can assure you that all shall be well with you. Everything that had hitherto worked against you shall begin to work in your favor.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, give me the grace to continually and consistently add value to Your kingdom anywhere I am. I refuse to be a concern to anybody. Matthew 6:33
Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 112:1-10; Psalm 1:1-6
Jesus is LORD!