“The wicked rod won’t remain in the land given to the righteous so that they don’t use their hands to do anything wrong.” Psalm 125:3, CEB
A footnote, the letter “q,” directs me to the bottom margin for further explanation.
“Heb(rew) uncertain,” I read.
The meaning sometimes seems obvious to me, but I remind myself, “you bring your context to every verse you read.”
Who’s to say what it means for our hearts to be right? Who among us gets to say?
I hold onto this:
God is close by, protecting us; God will not abandon us to the rule of the wicked, or even to the tempting tools the wicked use.
What rod tempts us?
Take it away, O God. Take it away.