The Wicked Man, Pt. 3

The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.  For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

Psalm 10:2-3

In verse three we find a continuation of the description of a wicked man.  Verse two detailed the wicked man’s pride and cruelty.  Verse three continues on with this theme: “For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire…”

Verse two was a condemnation of the wicked man’s pride and verse three is a condemnation of the wicked man’s pride.  “For the wicked man boasteth of his heart’s desire.”  He is not only boasting, but he is boasting about what he wants.  He isn’t just confined to boasting about what he has, he boasts about what he wants to have and what he thinks he should haven.

Wicked people are easily identified by their boasting.  The more modern term is their “cockiness.”  There is, of course, a vast difference in having confidence in something and boasting about something.  We are told to have confidence in the Lord.  We can say with certainty that the Lord will “never leave us nor forsake us.”  We can say with certainty that He is a “strong help in time of trouble.”  But that is the Lord and those things are true.

With the wicked, their “boastings” are all about themselves.  As it says in this verse, he boasts of “his heart’s desire.”  His boasts often include language such as “I will,” “I want,” “I am,” etc.  Everything in the life of the wicked man is about him.

The question for today is this: what are our lives about?  We can see here the example of the wicked man.  Are we following it with boasting about ourselves or are following the example of the Lord Jesus with humility and a life given for others?

I will be away from the computer for a couple of weeks.  Feel free to comment, and I will respond when I get back.  Thanks for reading and commenting and God bless!

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