“Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” Psalm 10:1-4 (KJV)
Does GOD ever come into your thoughts? Is your life planned around the godly events that go on in your life? Do you have godly events in your life? I know, what a way to begin a lesson in God’s word. Asking such personal questions. Maybe these are questions we need to ask ourselves. It seems quite clear to me that we do not question ourselves enough concerning our relationship, our fellowship with God; or even if we have either one. It is clear that one who has no relationship with God will have no fellowship with God.
It is the wicked who persecute the poor. It is also the wicked who do not think of God, neither of godliness, of what is right in God’s eyes or wrong in God’s eyes. The wicked bless the covetous; those who are always grabbing for more stuff, more gold, silver precious jewels – more wealth of whatever kind, and at the expense of others.
The wicked are secure in themselves and in their pride and arrogance do not want, neither do they need God; so they think. They are very much like the man Jesus tells us about who built many barns (Luke 12:16-21).
It would not be in error to say, “If you are secure in yourself, you never think of God, nor godly things; you never experience grief over your sins, then you are without God, and you are one of the wicked”. Is there hope for you? Just like for the rest of us; only through the cross of Jesus Christ who was put to death on the cross, was buried, and arose from the grave.
There is no hope for any except through the grace of God displayed in the cross of Jesus Christ.