Their Memorial is Perished

Psalm 9: 5-6.

Thou hast rebuked the heathen, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

So many “great” civilizations have come and gone down through the centuries. All of them have considered themselves to be the epitome of greatness, but so many of them stand in ruins today. Think of Sodom and Gomorrah; Egypt; the empires of the Far East; Greece and Rome; and, in more modern times, the Communist stronghold of Russia as well as other empires built on the ideas that man can fix all the problems of society. The ruins of “impregnable” castles dot the countrysides of Europe. All are memorials to man’s efforts to be completely safe from all attackers.

What many of these civilizations have in common is a rejection of a sovereign God, Whom they choose to replace with idols of their own making. Sometimes these idols are ideas that man has devised to address all the inequities of life. You’d think we’d learn, wouldn’t you?

David gives honor where honor is due. God has defeated every enemy that has stood against Him. Even the memory of His enemies is erased.

As I looked for a graphic this morning, I kept coming back to the picture above. No one knows who built what was once an imposing house. No one remembers who lived there, or what they may have accomplished. Earthly monuments will not stand forever. God does! So does His Word, the Bible. In spite of so many efforts to destroy His Word, it still stands and it always will.

2 thoughts on “Their Memorial is Perished

  1. Amen. Thanks Linda. That’s a very fitting graphic to go with the message of your sobering post.

    And this too shall pass. And the Lord will have His justice. He will balance the accounts. And the haughty prideful untouchables will either change their way of thinking, take full advantage of the great blessing of repentance, get right with God and get saved or get their comeuppance. Jonathan Edwards said it well in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”


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