Now we come to the second group talked about in this Psalm, the wicked. Notice that there is no formula for wickedness (it comes naturally), but there are very clear descriptions of the results of wickedness.
- Expendability/ worthlessness: their lives are a vapor, as Psalm 78:39 says, a wind that passes and doesn’t return (4).
- Instability (4).
- No time to speak their piece (5).
- No audience with heavenly justice (5).
- Disapproval from the Lord (6)
- Destruction in the judgment (6).
Hope in the Psalms
Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14 Says, “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” Our responsibility is to know God, that we might love and obey Him and live a life that honors Him. We do that through the study of Scripture. As we continue in the Psalms this year, seek to know God and as you know him, you will love him and as you love him, you will obey him. Obedience brings glory to God, and that is why we are here, in this year of hope.
The wicked have no such hope. As you know God, seek to form relationships with others that they might know him and love him and experience real hope in Jesus.