Ronnie W. Wolfe
speaks of the proud 47 times, so they are a very noticeable species in
the Scriptures. Pride is a malady which haunts all of us, whether lost
or saved. We cannot overcome this sin sickness alone; we need the Lord's
grace and mercy to overcome it. We shall not dispense with it in this
life but will be awaiting its end only in eternity.
In our verse
today the psalmist explains how that pride--and he is speaking of pride
in the lost--will cause sinners to forge lies against us. Since they
cannot with reason conquer our truth, they must invent lies in order to
combat God's truth and to try to overcome the witness of the believers'
Paul says in Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God
into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the
Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. The truth of God can be
changed into a lie, not in reality, but only in the minds of those whose
minds are blinded. Notice 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this
world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine
But, though the world run around in their blind
condition and invent ways to lie about the truth, we who are saved, on
the other hand, will keep God's precepts with our whole heart; and, if
this is done, when we have done all, we will be standing (Eph. 6:13).
shall stand when the winds of false doctrine blow by (Eph. 4:14). We
shall stand as the whole world lies in wickedness (1 John 5:19). We
shall stand when temptations come (James 1:2). We shall stand when all
the false professors have departed from the truth and have forged their
lies against us.
Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which
is in Christ Jesus our Lord.