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Richard H Priday's Psalms Chapter 36 comment on 10/28/2022, 4:58pm...

Psalm 36.

Verse 1 is admittedly a trickly passage the way it is written; sounding like the transgression of the wicked is speaking to a godly man (David) and stating that there is no fear of God before his eyes. Having seen commentaries on this subject not finding satisfactory cross references; it would seem it is stating that within my (David's) heart is testifying that the state of transgression of the wicked is due to their lack of fear of God. The next several verses talk about self gratiation (flattery-verse 2); verbal caustic language (v. 3); and plotting in his bed what he will do next (verse 4). There is a sober warning of those who become reprobate as verse 3 where apparently there was some wise or good standard for those individual(s) previously. Conversations and words seem to be a major red flag there.

Securing the mercy of God is largely indicated by the TRUST mentioned in verse 7. David asks for the "foot of pride" and "hand of the wicked" to "remove me". The concern probably is those who will cause us to find an excuse to fall away. The doom of the wicked once again is sealed in verse 12.

We do well to heed to the admonitions in James as to not letting there be a root of bitterness in us. (also see Hebrews 12:15). The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10). We are wise to be cautious not to be ensnared by those things which plunge men into perdition which is in the verse immediately before (1 Tim. 6:9). We need to watch the tongue and control it as James admonishes as well (James 3:1-12).


Eric's Psalms Chapter 36 comment on 10/01/2022, 8:57am...

Certainly, many politiicians and partisans have no fear of God before their eyes. Many do not even claim to believe. But for those that do, and knowingly acquit the obviously guilty, the bowls of God's wrath are being filled up, and the fires of hell are burning hot for them.

Jesus warned people about hell far more than He talked about heaven. But if people can set aside their pride and greed, there is an opportunity to repent.


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