(Proverbs 29:6 KJV) In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
What a song of hope this gives us. Life can dish up some pretty tense moments. We face temptations on all fronts. I am not talking about the classical things like sex and booze. I am talking about the temptation to compromise on the clear teaching of the word of God. I am talking about the temptation to submit to despair. It is always there.
Look at our nation spending and fornicating its way into a Sodom experience. Look at our world being attacked by killers and terrorists. Look at the front page with its predictions of massive earthquakes and killer comets. If we give in to despair we are joining the “evil” (7451b). If we want to stay on the “righteous” (6662) team we sing about the hope and assurance we have in Jesus. It isn’t hiding our heads in the sand. It is understanding the big picture.
So? Are the Chinese, Koreans or Iranians going to nuke us? Maybe. Will it be fun? No way. Can we be ready to either go be with Jesus or stay and be salt? Definitely. Rejoice. You are part of the solution.