The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil. Psalm 36:1-4 (KJB)
The Thirty six Psalm is titled as “Psalm of David servant of the LORD”. You may, if you desire, follow the link above for a further study of verse one.
The description of the wicked is this; keep in mind this is not my description, it is of no human origin. Though David did pen it down it is divinely inspired; That description of the wicked…
- …The wicked are flattered by themselves, and many times found by others to be hateful.
- …The wicked has a mouth with words of iniquity and deceit; their words are often vile, malicious, full of gossip, and lying.
- …The wicked has forsaken all wisdom, maybe even some common sense, and forsakes doing good.
- …The wicked plans, schemes, and devises wicked mischief while they lay in bed; “How can I better myself against those who appear to be better than me.”
- …The wicked set themselves on the opposite side of good; calling what is good “Evil”; and calling what is evil “Good”.
- …The wicked cares not for what is good, and does not hate what is evil, but lives in it themselves.
As a Christian I am to “Abhor evil” (Romans 12:9), and “to cleave to that which is good”. That begins by trusting in the finished word of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, His burial, and bodily resurrection. GOD hated evil so much that He put His own Son to death on that cross to redeem evil, wicked mankind unto Himself.