How excellent is thy lovingkindness

How excellent is thy lovingkindness

“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.” Psalm 36:1-2

The wicked, is someone who “hath left off to be wise, and to do good” (Psalm 36:3). Verse 2 says, “he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.” Verse 4 weighs in also saying, “He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

But upon his meditations David realised something also; “O Lord, thou preservest man and beast” (Psalm 36:6). He says, “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings” (Psalm 36:7). You want to know what makes me trust him, God? It is for his mercy that he’s forgiving, and loving kindnesses, faithfulness, righteousness and judgements that we now stand. Some people have not still understood the judgments of God, they think they’re missiles aimed at them but that’s not true! What’s true is he wants you to be saved, and it is wrong also for us to condemn or write off those still not in our fold. The Lord says in John 10:16, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Romans 10:1 also says, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”

Anyway He preserves or keeps alive them, all that put their trust under the shadow of his wings. “They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.” Psalm 36:8-9

I said above, the wicked is someone who hath left off to be wise, and to do good. David in Psalm 36:11 is making a petition on his own behalf that he be preserved, “Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.” And also, he prays for both you and me, disregarding all his emotions and feelings he had felt earlier, “O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.” Psalm 36:10

 

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