Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Wicked

 12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
 13The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
 14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
 15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 

The Wicked

Who are the wicked? In this 21st century world, that question is becoming more and more difficult to answer? What happened to the world of black and white; good and evil? Do you remember the time when the good cowboys wore white hats, and the bad cowboys wore black hats? We had no trouble identifying the bad guy, did we? However, in our day, no one wears white, and no one wears black; everyone is dressed in gray!

Our culture has become increasingly comfortable with the gray person. No one is truly good, and no one is truly bad; everyone is a combination of both good and bad, and thereby acceptable. 

However, look what the Bible says about the wicked.

12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
 13The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
 14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
 15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

Who are these wicked? Is the Bible out of touch with reality? The wicked of this world do not really seem all that bad, do they? Are they really plotting against the just? 

Make no mistake, our greatest enemy is the one who seems to be our best friend. Satan did not come to Eve with a red suit and a pitchfork in his hand; he came to her as a friend. As Christians, we need to pray that we will not be caught in the quicksand of compromise. God defines the wicked, and He defines the just; there is no gray! 

What truly makes one person white instead of black? Only Christ can change our hearts from black to white. He, the perfect and holy Sacrifice, came to this world with the express purpose of saving a people for Himself. He paid the debt of our sins by His own blood, and won our victory for all eternity through His resurrection from the dead. 

No one is white, except those who have fallen before Christ and pleaded for His mercy to save them, and have purposed to make Him Lord over all of their life. Everyone who has not gone to Christ is numbered among the wicked, though they may seem ever so nice. 

There is no other way, but Calvary!

God Bless You,
Linda

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