The Plight of the Wicked

“A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;

but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.” Psalm 37:10-17

Today’s section talks a whole lot about the wicked. Let’s break it down and see what it says.

They will be no more.

They plot evil.

The Lord laughs at them.

They try to destroy the poor and needy as well as those whose ways are upright.

Their swords will pierce their own hearts.

Their power will be broken.

Wow, none of this is good news for the wicked. So, who are they? Who are the ones this psalm is referring to?

There are really only two groups: those who know Christ as Savior and those who don’t.

All of us are sinners, there is no one who is righteous in our own works, but if we have accepted Jesus then we are covered by His righteousness. We belong to the Lord and He makes us righteous.

If we have not accepted the Lord, then we are driven by our own devices which means we have what Jeremiah refers to as “desperately wicked hearts.”

It’s really our choice. Do we want to be in the camp of the wicked and have all of the bad that awaits, or do we want to know the Lord who upholds the righteous?

Dear Jesus, thank You so much for saving me.

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