“The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
The Psalmist points out at least four characteristics of the wicked. First, he declares that they do not think about God. One of the surest ways to live a life that pleases the Lord is to consider Him before you act. If you take the time to ask yourself, “What does God think about this?” you will find that you begin to make better and wiser decisions.
Psalms 10:5 “His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight…”
The Bible was designed to be a light for our path. It’s purpose is to be a guide instructing us to live a life that will be rewarded by God. One of the keys to successful living is to familiarize ourselves with its contents. The better you know the Word, the easier it becomes to make decisions that please the Lord. The wonderful thing about the Bible is that the Spirit of God empowers the word of God. In other words, we are not left to our own strength to do what the Bible says. As we read it, we are transformed by it and find ourselves living according to it.
Psalms 10:11 “He has said in his heart, ‘God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.’”
It is amazing what we will do if we don’t think anyone is watching us. It is not uncommon to catch a person singing along to a favorite song in the car. They have lost sight of the fact that others can see them. When they realize that another car has pulled up next to them, they are filled with embarrassment. When we realize God watches everything we do, we will be much more careful not to misbehave when we are alone.
Psalms 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, ‘You will not require an account.’”
The end of every road is the throne of God. One day we will all stand before Him, to give an account for the life we lived. If we keep this fact in the forefront of our minds, it will effect every area of our lives.
Let us remember the Lord and live our life according to His ways.
- In verse one the psalmist is referencing something that we all have felt at one time or another. Although on one hand he is expressing doubt on the other he is exemplifying faith by calling on the Lord for help.
- Look carefully at verses 2-11, how are the wicked described?
- That is God’s view of wickedness. Does it describe you in anyway? If so confess it to the Lord and ask Him to help you change.
- Verse 13 reveals one of the key reasons we sin. We believe that we will never have to give account for those behaviors. Nothing could be further from the truth for those who have yet to receive Christ. If you have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior do it now. If you have, take some time to praise Him for taking your sin away.
- How does verse 14 encourage you?