Thursday, September 11, 2014

Psalm 119:69

The Proud
Ronnie W. Wolfe

The Bible 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' hearts.

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 unto them.

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).

We 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.

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