The Wicked Man, Pt. 5

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 10:4

This Psalm deals with the wicked man and gives us some good examples of things that we should be avoiding in our lives.  This verse deals with the heart of the wicked man.

Really, all of our problems are heart problems.  Matthew 15:18-20a tells us “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.  For out of the heart proceed evil proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:  These are the things which defile a man…”  Whatever our problem is, we can be sure that it is a heart issue.

The wicked man, because of his pride, “will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.”  The wicked man does not seek after God; in fact, God isn’t even in his thoughts.  People naturally believe in God.  They may not believe in the true God of the Bible, but they believe in “god.”  For a person to not think about God at all, he has to purposefully and consciously put God out of his mind.  In order to not acknowledge God, he has to ignore God.  Deep down, no matter how wicked a man might be, he knows that there is a God.  He just chooses to ignore Him and to try to make himself into a “god.”

That is what is at the heart of the wicked man: a pride and self-love that wants to exalt himself to the very throne of God and a conscious and deliberate rejection of the true God.  That is the very definition of wickedness: the love of self and rejection of God.  Those two things go hand in hand, as wicked men have discovered throughout the years.

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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