Psalm for the Day

Monday, February 6, 2012

“The words of his mouth…….”

“Sin speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts;
they reject God and do not have reverence for him.
 Because they think so highly of themselves,
they think that God will not discover their sin and condemn it.
 Their speech is wicked and full of lies;
they no longer do what is wise and good.
 They make evil plans as they lie in bed;
nothing they do is good,
and they never reject anything evil.”   Psalm 36: 1-4 GNT



The psalmist states, “The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.”  What does it mean to have a mouth full of wickedness and lies?

David said that there was no fear of God before their eyes. When someone does not fear God or His retribution, not a thing can be done to help them in this world or in the next. Such people are not afraid for eternity and do not believe that there is any price to be paid for anything.

So they proceed without a thought and without fear through each day. The only way that they will ever change is if they should come to understand what sin means and find out that they are mortal and that they will not leave this world in tiptop condition.  They have to come to know that sin will find them out and that (as the Proverb says) “at last it will bite like a serpent and sting like an adder.”

Until they feel the bite or the sting — they will likely continue just exactly as they have. They will flatter themselves that their case is better than it really is, and as long as they continue to do that their iniquity will continue to bear its bitter fruit by the bushel.  Part of this flattery is in believing that there is either no God to bring about any retribution or that they will somehow escape from the hand of God and eternal consequences when it seeks to close around them. They hope to be granted impunity.

There are only two types of religions on this earth: that single one whose intent is to serve God, and all the rest which make up the second group, all those whose intent is to serve mankind.

For the most part we serve God and if that is true, that means that some we know or associate with is serving only themselves. That should be alarming to all. It doesn’t seem that way until you examine it closely.  But, there are many religious people that seem to be sincere and who state that they serve God, yet when it comes down to examining things they do not follow what God has given on any number of levels or they substitute something else in place of God’s Word, His plans, His works, and His will.  Those who are reprobate are no different, they too flatter themselves that all will work out or will work according to their own notions and will.

All false religions have at the center a single premise. That is that everything revolves around the person.  The point is that it is centered on YOU not God.


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