Thursday, August 28, 2014

Psalm 119:61

Robbery Of The Wicked
Ronnie W. Wolfe

There are wicked people in the world. There is no denying that, and they work in bands. This unusual word for "bands" in Hebrew is CHEBEL and has several meanings. All of these meanings are appropriate here.

One meaning is "territory" or "company." Another meaning is "sorrow" or "pain." This word can also mean "union" and even "destruction." All of these meanings can be applied to the very wicked of the world, and in this passage I believe that the word applies in a comprehensive way to the wicked of the world. These are the people mentioned in . . .

2 Peter 2:1719  These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

They have "robbed me," says the psalmist. The author is David, and he certainly was robbed by King Saul. The Amalekites robbed him at Ziklag. He was in despair from this, but during all of these events, he never forgot the law of God.

The law of God is a manifestation that God is real, that he is just, and that he is right in all things. This knowledge lends credence to the fact that God will also be with us in every situation and will fulfill every promise he has made. Psalm  115:11 says, Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

God's law does not always fit our fancy, but it is always right. We must trust God's ways to keep our minds sober and our hearts strong. David was thinking about God's law. He meditated in God's law day and night (Psalm 1:2). Let us not forget to do the same.

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