Please read Psalm 7.
Already in this Psalm, we have seen how David was falsely accused, so he turned to the Lord as a refuge, then asked God to examine him to see if he is guilty. Now, in verses 6-9, David boldly declares that he has been found innocent and wants God to rise up and destroy those who are saying otherwise.
David calls God to action three times in verse six, saying “arise,’ ‘lift yourself up,’ and ‘awake for me.’ He is confident that he is innocent, so he wants God to declare it before the assembly.
Knowing that ‘the Lord judges the peoples,’ David boldly raises his hand and cries ‘judge me, O Lord!’ “I have been found innocent! Declare it before the assembly!”
The truth is that all of us will one day appear before God’s judgment seat. Apart from Christ, all of us are guilty of gross sin: we have lied, lusted, cheated, stolen, hated, gossiped, worshipped things other than God like money, success or ourselves; we have been proud, selfish, envious, and focused on anything but that on which God has called us to focus.
We are guilty.
But, through Jesus Christ, we have been cleansed of our sin. He paid the price that we owe so that we may be washed clean and called holy, righteous saints of the Most High God. Now, God looks at us and declares that we are innocent of all sin.
We need have no fear of standing before His judgment seat because, when that day comes, God will once again declare that which He has been declaring from the moment of our salvation: this child is innocent of all guilt; he may enter into My Heavenly Kingdom.
But the wicked do not have this assurance. Those who refuse to bow the knee now to Jesus Christ will find themselves bowing on that day.
The Righteous Judge will declare them guilty of all of their faults. The evil of the wicked will come to an end. And God’s anger towards all ungodliness will finally be revealed.
Woe to those who don’t know Christ when that day comes!
And praise God that He has delivered us from His awesome wrath! Amen.
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