April 24, 2017

What is wicked? (Part 2)

The wicked person says to himself, "God will never notice...." Psalms 10:11.

Do you think that about the sin that you do?

Do you believe that God not see when you neglect the poor?

Or when you see, but are not moved by compassion, for the beaten down person in the ditch?

The wicked do not believe that God is omnipresent or omniscient. 

They do not believe that God is who he says that he is, nor can do as only he can do.

They serve "another" god, and are blinded by sin.

Psalms 10: 13 tells us that the wicked person reviles God.

To revile is to speak abusively about someone.

It is wicked to use the Lord's name (God) in vain.

Someone loved is never spoken of abusively. 

Those who take God's name in vain think that he does not notice it (verse 13).

He does, but because they are not immediately smitten dead for using his name in vain, then they assume that he does not see, and they forget his mercies— for now.

Using God's name in vain is proof of hatred for God.

The wicked are "doers of evil" according to verse 15.

Evil is sin.

Sin equals hatred for God, and the neighbor.

Someone who sins does what is evil.

God will not reject the broken and repentant heart (Psalm 51:17).

He will call the evildoer into account for the wickedness committed (Psalm 10:15).

He does not hear their prayers.

They regard (love) sin in their hearts (Psalm 66:18).

God hears the prayers of the afflicted— the ones who know their sin, and repent of it (Psalm 10:17).

Are you wicked or pure in heart?

Does God hear your prayers?

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