Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Psalm 119:53

The Horror Of The Wicked
Ronnie W. Wolfe

 From the hand of the wicked in the world we who are believers in Jesus Christ, saved by his grace, are hounded, persecuted, and hated; but we should not be surprised due to the fact that the world is the realm of the wicked. Notice Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked . . .

Job also said in Job 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.  Job is at the mercy of those around him, or at least he thinks he is. There is no real mercy with the wicked. They call the name of the Lord awful names. They teach people their wicked ways and rejoice in iniquity.

The very reason the wicked are wicked is because they forsake the law of the Lord. They are determined that any way is better than the Lord's way. Atheism is in their heart, and they purposefully turn away from God and his statutes. Any answers are better than God's answers, and any morals are better than God's morals, for God's morals are absolute, and men who think on an earthly level come to believe that everything is temporary, ever changing, and uncertain.

The wicked attack those of us who believe in absolutes and portray us as weak minded and fickle, childish and unlearned. Mostly, the wicked are arrogant and selfish. Notice that the prophet said in Jeremiah 44:10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers

So we must continue in faithful love and obedience to God's word. Yes, we will be separate from the world, but we will be pleasing God. God separated the Hebrews, Exodus 8:23 And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be. Jesus did not come to send peace but a sword, a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, etc. (Matthew 10:34-35).

We should not be in horror nor fear: Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Yes the world is against us, but let us stand firm on the word of God and be a light to both Jews and Gentiles of the great Light and the great understanding that we have in Christ Jesus, our Lord. 

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