6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Psalm 37:6 (NLT)
Welcome to the fourth installment on my study of Psalm 37. Psalm 37:6 flows from Psalm 37:5. In Psalm 37:5. We learned that if we commit everything we do to the Lord and trust in him, he will help us. Psalm 37:6 shows us how he plans to help us. It says he will make our innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of our cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Please note that this verse presuppose we have our innocence and justice in our cause. We shall look into these terms in deeper detail.
The first part says he will make our innocence radiate like the dawn. The term “innocence” implies the absence of intention in harming others. This is important because if your works is destructive to others, then committing them to the Lord will not result in prosperity. For example, a drug dealer who prays and commits his drug business to the Lord will never be blessed in his works because if God is to bless such business, he will ruin many lives.
This tells us that the works that we commit to the Lord must contribute to the welfare of humanity. In most countries, this should include all legitimate businesses. Let me give you some examples. If you are working in a restaurant, you are providing food for the public. If you are in the business of land development, you are providing houses to the public. All these are works that make the world a better place. If you are working in a restaurant, you can pray for the customers to be blessed every time they step into your restaurant. Pray for their welfare, peace, joy, prosperity and any other blessing you can think of. This will result in better business for you.
God promised to make our innocence to radiate like the dawn. What is dawn? Dawn is a period of time in which night ceases to exist. It marks the end of darkness and the beginning of light. The scene of a dawn is beautiful. (Unfortunately I have only seen it once.) God is telling us that as long as we stay faithful to him and not to yield to the temptations of sin in satisfying our desires, our dawn will come soon. The darkness that is surrounding you now will be broken and you will be able to see the light of dawn. This light comes from your innocence because you refused to yield and give way to sin.
“What if I have already yielded to sin?”
Repent. This means turn away from it. It is never too late for us to turn back to God. God has promised not to remember any of our sins. As long as you are willing to turn back to him, you are still entitled to his blessings.
The second part of the verse says the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. We are moving from dawn to the noonday sun. No matter which part of the world you are in, noonday sun is always more intense and hotter than the dawn. This implies greater blessings. The blessings we are to receive will get better and better as we move from dawn to noon.
The term “justice of your cause” implies that we have a cause and it is just. Please note that God did not say we must have a just cause. He just assumes that we do. Why? It is impossible for anyone who has the nature of God not to have a just cause because God has a just cause. Physically we were made in the image of God and spiritually for Christians, we are born of God. In other words, we are gods. Therefore, it is our nature to have just cause.
The next question, what is a just cause? A just cause refers to the desire to help others and make this world a better place. Search your heart. What do you want to do if you can have access to any resources you want? You may want to provide food to all the starving people in the world. You may want to find a cure for Aids. You may want to bring the Gospel Of Jesus Christ to every corner of the world. You may want to end wars and terrorism. All these are the examples of just causes. God promised us that the justice of our cause will shine like the noonday sun. This means as long as we commit all our works to him and put our complete trust in him, we will be blessed to intensely that the justice of our cause will shine like the noonday sun.
In conclusion, the blessing of God works the best when we choose to align our desires with his.