Friday, June 5, 2015

Psalm 119:158

Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved;  When we even in our day see transgressors, we should also grieve. These transgressors, according to the Hebrew, are deceivers, as is Satan himself. They have their nature from him and are influenced by his cohorts.

The Hebrew word for "grieved" means "to detest." Should we not hate sin, whether it is found in others or in ourselves? To hate sin is to manifest the nature of Christ in our lives, for he saved us from our sins and gave us a divine nature.

because they kept not thy word.  The transgressors did not "give heed to" the word of God. They did not observe God's commandments, nor did they love them as believers do. They forsook the word of God and went their own way to do things that are not convenient, or fitting for good society.

This is one of the reasons that our own country is in trouble and despair: we as a national people have not kept the word of God and have forsaken it in that we as a nation do not teach God's word to our children; this shall breed a rebellion, yea, a violent society. What have we reaped so far?

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