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
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?