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6 He preserveth not the life [chayah] of the wicked [rasha`]: but
giveth [nathan] right [mishpat] to the poor [`aniy]. KJV-Interlinear
6 'He does not keep the wicked
alive, But gives justice to the afflicted. NASB
The word for wicked, refers to those who are sinful,
immoral, criminal, wrong, bad, untruthful, indifferent, and mainly refers to
all who fail in their spiritual life.
Whether they are hard-core criminals or self righteous Sunday School
attendees, makes no difference. The lack
of a functional spiritual life leaves only wickedness for a description of ones
The word for poor, is often used to refer to those who
have very little in the way of assets, money, or financial resources of any
kind. It also refers to those who are
afflicted or taken advantage of by others.
And it also refers to those who live by means of a humble lifestyle. But here the humility of ones pattern of life
being defined by Bible doctrine, makes this a reference to mature or believers
advancing in their spiritual life.
Life was designed to benefit anyone who pursues truth.
Truth is Bible doctrine. Anyone who
pursues Bible doctrine has the option and the opportunity to become a recipient
of the blessings of life.
Life is a very broad gift from God, but the benefits
of life are exclusive and proprietary for only those who advance in their
Advancement begins with salvation. All unbelievers are specifically excluded
from life's benefits.
But now remember that life is not limited to the time
span between your physical birth and death.
Once born, your lifespan will continue forever. The two components of
your lifespan are first carried out here in this world and second in
eternity. The eternal portion is obviously
the longest portion of your total life.
So look around you and you'll see the gifted, the
talented, the wealthy, and the successful.
You'll see those who are obviously wicked and those who simply get along
in life. Most of whom do not deserve their
But, do not envy the wicked. Their life is temporary in this world. Their successes are temporary in this
world. They may have a lot now, but one
day they will die. Everyone does. Look at all of the past centuries of people,
perhaps trillions of them who have lived since the time of Adam, and count how
many are still alive. Most are now dead.
A hundred years ago, none of us were alive, and in a
hundred years we will all be gone from this earth. But life after this life, continues on
forever and it is to that future timeframe that the lions share of living will
You can live your life in eternity with benefit or
without. How you live your life now will
determine what your destiny is.
Those who reject Christ, will live without, and their
'without' will be the extremes of the Lake of Fire.
Those who believe in Christ will go to heaven. No if, ands, or buts. Saved is saved and heaven will receive all
who have believed in Christ. Only takes
one second or a single thought to believe in Christ.
Heaven is a benefit exclusive to those who believe in
But too, there will be various levels of blessings in
heaven and those levels correspond to your level of spiritual growth. The more spiritual growth, the greater the
blessing package. God calls them,
blessings beyond your imagination.
The wicked and the just, live side by side in this
world. The blessings for this world are
designed exclusively for the just, but the wicked take what does not belong to
them. That will be rectified one day
when all stand before the appropriate Throne of Christ.
All believers will stand before the Judgment Seat of
Christ (a good place to be - especially as a mature believer), and all
unbelievers will stand before the Great White Throne (a very bad place to be).
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.