“Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD. But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.” Psalm 14:4-6
The sad truth is that evildoers don’t know anything. They are bent on destruction because their hearts are bent on evil. Look around. The news gets scarier each year. We hear of more and more killings, kidnappings, conflicts. It’s so sad to listen to.
But look again at these verses. It says “God is present in the company of the righteous.” As believers, wherever we are, we take Jesus. He is there in the midst. It means if we drive around our public schools we are taking Jesus there as we pray. If we walk into a prison to minister, we are taking Jesus. If we go shopping, the Lord comes with us to the mall. If we are at work, Jesus is there with us in every office, every meeting, every break.
Yes, the world is filled with evildoers. There is no question about that, and it feels like evil grows, but Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Lord Jesus, You have overcome the world. Help me not to look at the evil around me, but rather fix my eyes on You.