Ordered and Secured in Every Detail
2 Samuel 23: 5-7
Is it not true my house is with God? For He has established an everlasting covenant with me, ordered and secured in every detail. Will He not bring about my whole salvation and my every desire? But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside; they can never be picked up by my hand. The man who touches them must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear. They will be completely burned up on the spot.
Let us all be encouraged by the last words of David in this day. As followers of Christ, we are a part of God’s everlasting covenant with David, which is ordered and secured in every way. While we live in a day of much insecurity, we can know for certain that God had secured every detail of His plan for us.
We see in this passage that the wicked are raked aside. I’m reminded of the parable Jesus taught of the wheat and the sower in Matthew 13:24-30:
He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. When the plants sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared. The landowner’s slaves came to him and said, ‘Master, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?’
“‘An enemy did this!’ he told them.
“‘So, do you want us to go and gather them up?’ the slaves asked him.
“‘No,’ he said. ‘When you gather up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.’”
The enemy seeks to destroy God’s harvest, but God has another plan for the enemy’s seed. He will let the tares (wicked) grow along with the wheat (God’s people) until the time for harvest comes so that the wheat is not uprooted along with the tares. At harvest time, however, God will pull the obvious tares first. He will bind them and burn them so that all that is left is His beautiful, bountiful harvest, ready for His storehouse.
When we see evil rise among us as we do today, know that such tares are destined for the burn pit. God will allow the wicked to grow to maturity, but they will never partake of His inheritance. Their time will be cut short in order for God to reap His harvest.
We certainly live in a day of both wheat and tares. Pray for revival and a great harvest of souls for God’s kingdom. I believe a world-wide revival is coming, the likes of which we have never before seen! Before that time, however, we are likely to see a great binding and burning. David’s covenant is everlasting, and God’s kingdom will reign forever!
Have a blessed day!