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Psalm 28 ~ A Shocking Definition

on July 17, 2014

What do you think about when you hear someone referred to as “wicked?”  Do you think murderer, pedophile, racist, thief, abuser???  These three verses in Psalm 28 give a definition that hits a little closer to home!

Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts. Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward. Because they do not regard the works of the Lord or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. (Psalm 28:3-5)

  • Wickedness isn’t merely displayed by evil actions, but also by evil thoughts.
  • Hypocrisy is wicked.
  • Ignoring the Lord is wicked.
  • Ignoring the Lord’s work is wicked.

The same hands that God uses to work His wonders, He will use to ruin the wicked.  And He can, because He is God and ignoring Him is serious business.  I have a teenage son and there are times when I am talking to him/training him that he walks away and ignores me.  Disrespectful, right?  If my 15-year-old would just humble himself and listen to authority there is a good chance that he wouldn’t have to face severe consequences.  There are also times when I spend the whole day cleaning the house, and the boys will come in from playing.  Not recognizing that I have cleaned, they run through the house with dirty shoes on their feet.  Disrespectful, right? If they would just take a minute to look around, they would see the beauty around them and respectfully remove their shoes.

Take time to look around today!  Look for the fingerprint of an Almighty God.  Acknowledge Him!

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