Blogging the Bible- March 18

Numbers 28-30; Psalm 36

Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God to restrain them. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.         – Psalm 36:1-2

Sin whispers to us deep within our hearts. Let’s not draw lines about who is wicked and who isn’t. Paul made it clear, we’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, so in a sense we are all wicked.

There are times we all act as if God is not around, in charge or concerned with us. So the thought of God doesn’t restrain us from sin. We know our actions are wrong and sinful, yet we still do them anyway. We all are just a bit wicked.

This wickedness in us, blinds us. Sometimes it masquerades as righteousness and so we think we are better than we think we are and we begin to see others as wicked and worse than we are. So “they” become wicked and “we” become good. We deserve God’s love, but They better get cleaned up first. Blind.

Sometimes the blindness causes us to lose our bearings. We lose sight of right and wrong. Everything becomes relative. Pragmatic. If it works for me. If it works for you. So what if my lines and your lines are different, it’s just how the world works today. Blind.

But just because we, or others, may act as if God doesn’t exist, does not mean that God does not exist. In fact, He is quite present. His love is unfailing. The love of man is intermittent at best. His faithfulness is limitless, while ours is limited. His righteousness, if you could see it, would be as impressive as the world’s largest mountains; ours looks more like the plains or possibly a rolling hill or small foothill. His justice is as deep as the ocean, while our justice looks like a puddle.

God is the fountain of life, and He is the light by which we see. – Psalm 36:9

So how can we know what is right? God’s light shines the way. How can we overcome our blindness? God’s light shines the way. How can we move from wickedness to life? We go to God as it’s source.


~ by mikefoster on March 18, 2016.

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