Daily Wisdom 319: Proverbs 14:19

Proverbs 14:19 (NKJV) — 19 The evil will bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

The ultimate exaltation of the righteous. In the present world, it may seem for a time that those who reject God are in a position of supremacy, but the day will come when they will submit to those who are submitted to God. For example, in Revelation 20:4-6 believers are given thrones and share in Christ’s reign.

My book Looking Forward: A Clear View of Biblical Prophecy includes a discussion of this idea. Here is an excerpt:

Bride of Christ Will Participate with Christ at the White Throne Judgment

In a rebuke to the church at Corinth due to their tendency to seek secular solutions to problems that should be resolved within the church, Paul wrote,

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (I Corinthians 6:2, NKJV).

This reference to judging “the world” may be a reference to the church sharing in some way with Christ in the final work of judgment that begins with the Millennium. John wrote,

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them” (Revelation 20:4, NKJV). A profound indication that this is so is found in Jesus’ words to the church in Thyatira:

And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father” (Revelation 2:26-27, NKJV).

The saints’ share in this messianic promise first found in Psalm 2:9 shows the significance of their post-resurrection destiny. They have not become angels; instead, they will be involved in judging angels: “Know ye not that we shall judge angels?” (I Corinthians 6:3).

Daniel L. Segraves, Looking Forward: A Clear View of Biblical Prophecy (Weldon Spring, MO: Word Aflame Press, 2017) is available at pentecostalpublishing.com and amazon.com.