The Wicked Man, Pt. 7

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

Psalm 10:5

In our look at the wicked man and how to avoid being like him, we have seen that his life is all about himself.  He is completely and totally wrapped up in pride.  But in this verse we find something interesting about the wicked man: “His ways are always grievous…”

I looked up the term “grievous” and here is what I found: “causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow.”  This is the lot of the wicked man.  His ways are always “causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow.”  The more I think about that statement, the more accurate I understand it to be.  Think about the wicked man and his ways and think about what the ends of those ways are.

Wickedness is neither profitable nor helpful to the one doing the wickedness.  It is also neither profitable nor helpful to those around him.  The wicked man himself, while being completely self-centered, is actually filled with pain, suffering and sorrow.  Time would not permit us to list all of the worldly musicians, actors, athletes, etc., who lived wicked lives and eventually killed themselves because of the pain, suffering and sorrow that their wickedness brought them.  The wicked man might seem happy, but we must remember that “His ways are always grievous.”

On the other hand, the wicked man also causes pain, suffering and sorrow to those around him.  Look at all of the broken homes and broken people left behind because of a wicked man.  Look at all of the deaths caused each year by “wicked men.”  Wherever the wicked man goes, pain, suffering, and sorrow will follow him.

The Bible shows us exactly where the way of the wicked man leads.  Why would we want to follow it?

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!

One response to this post.

  1. This is a good point Ben. Because the wicked man’s ways are grievous, he cannot rejoice in any of his own works!


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