O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Psalm 31:23
Love the Lord is the command we see in this verse. Why,you may ask,should we love God? Look further, the verse says He will preserve the faithful, those who trust and believe Him. The verse ends with, He will “plentifully rewardeth the proud doer”. God will reward the proud people also, they will get their “just desserts”.
I love God’s word, it always shows both sides of a situation. Love and be faithful to God and he will preserve you which means He will protect and guard you.
The other side of the coin is to be proud and act like you do not need God. You are fine and it is you and you alone. Proud in this verse means arrogance. God is going to give them more than enough (plentifully) “rewards”. This is not the type of reward one would want to receive but, he will be rewarded for his behavior.
Albert Barnes says, “Abundantly” rewards. Literally, “in plenty.” That is, his punishment does not fall short of the desert of the wicked man. It is ample or full. He does full justice.
February is “love month”. Who better should we love but our Great and Wonderful Heavenly Father.
Have a blessed day,
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