The Wicked Man, Pt. 8

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.  He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

Psalm 10:5-6

In this passage giving us an example of a wicked man, one thing just keeps coming up, over and over again: pride.  Pride is the first characteristic of the wicked man specifically mentioned in verse 2.  His boasting (pride) is mentioned in verse 3.  “The pride of his countenance” is mentioned in verse 4.  Verse 5 speaks of speaks of his enemies and how he “puffeth at them” (pride).  So far, every verse about this wicked man has dealt in one way or another with pride.  While we have already looked at pride and the damage it can cause, we will look at it again.  If God thinks that it is important enough to warn us about over and over again, we would be wise to pay attention to those warnings over and over again.

In verse 6, the Lord tells us that the wicked man has an extreme confidence in himself.  “I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity” is his attitude.  While none of us would likely say those words, how often do we live with that kind of attitude deep in our hearts?  How often do we look at someone who has failed and think “that will never be me?”  The Bible tells us in Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”  We don’t know what’s going to come about tomorrow and it would be foolish to pretend that we do.  But that is yet another thing pride will do to us.  It will blind us to reality and it will keep us from trusting in the Lord.

The wicked man is full of pride and confidence in himself.  The humble man should be emptied of pride and should have confidence in the Lord.  Which are we?

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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