As we come to the last part of this Psalm after declaring that God is a just Judge who saves the upright in heart David takes time to warn of the character of the wicked. Verse 14 says: “Behold, the wicked travails with iniquity (Wickedness), conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood “. This is something that we sometimes forget that the god of this world is evil and only has an evil agenda. Sadly the Church at large has been lulled to sleep and has forgotten to see what is happening around her. Because the Church has tried not to stand out and has used worldly values to function, there is very little difference in the behaviour between church attendees and non-church attendees David has been so strong in his declaration of his trust in his God for he said in Verse 1 O Lord, my God, in you, I put my trust “. We see all over the world the results of evil and it is time for Christ’s followers to stand up and declare that faith in God is the only answer. Verse 15 says: “He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch that he made “. This is so true of the way that we are governed, politicians keep declaring that they will fix the problems that people are facing daily. Sadly despite the promises made year by year society is suffering more and more because the only answer is righteous living. Proverbs 14:34 says: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people”. It does not matter how many new laws are made because they are made by ungodly people the situation never changes, in fact as time goes by the situation only becomes more ungodly. Certainly, it is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to be Godly and as such their light will impact the darkness. Today we have a youth crime epidemic which seems to have no answer. The reason for this epidemic is that years ago the government in its wisdom banned punishment (discipline) in schools and at the same time gave children their rights. Today we have a generation of youth who have no respect for authority and believe that they have a right to do what they want to do. Verse 16 describes God’s outcome: “His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his head “. While evil seems to be getting away with it, there will be a time when their evil will overtake them. Verse 17 says: “I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most High”. This verse puts everything in the right perspective, it does not matter how bad things seem to be we must never forget that we serve an all-powerful God who is in control of the earth, we love a God who never leaves nor forsakes us. We have a God who has a great personal relationship with us and as we reflect on His goodness in our lives it is so easy to sing praises to Him. David had an unshakeable trust in his God, he knew from experience that his God was greater than any situation he faced. May we have the same confidence in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


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