by Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
I. WORDS OF THE PRINCES
When the important people in the world speak against us, as the world seems to be doing today in a great way, we should not be surprised at the world's arrogance.
We are reminded of Psalm 2:1-2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed,
The world is called secular, because that word basically means "of the world." We are in the world but not of the world. We cannot speak the same as the world; otherwise, we are no different from the world. Our speech should be wisdom from above, not the wisdom of the world (see James 3:15-18).
As our text expresses, "thy servant did meditate in thy statutes." The standard for the believer's life is the word of God, and the wisdom of the world knows very little about it. They may have heard it; they may have read it; they may even love it in a worldly way; but they who are in the world have never "tasted it," Hebrews 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come . . .
The world hates and fights against the wisdom of God in his word, but that word is and will remain the standard for holiness and salvation. Meditate in God's statutes (his word), and you will live; you will abound in good works; and you will rest in heaven as your eternal inheritance reserved for you who are kept by the power of God ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:5.