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Friday, June 24, 2011

Psalms 12:8

"The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men."

Evil doers are everywhere.  They walk about on the streets going about their business.  They are in your homes, at your workplace, sitting on benches in your parks and serving you the very food that you eat.  What's more is that they go unnoticed, even to themselves for the evil that they do is praised among mankind.

They take vengeance when vengeance belongs to the Lord.  The have premarital sex when sex belongs to the covenant of marriage.  The victimize their brethren in order to make financial gains in business.  They overlook the needs of the poor in order to satisfy their own self-indulgence.  Their hearts lust for violence as they seek to be entertained.  Americans love all these things but they are vile in the eyes of the LORD.

And instead of being filled with grief, we are instead proud!  We encourage practices which seem normal culturally but are in no way God fearing practices.  And so the wicked walk about freely and unrepentant for they do not know what they do.  They feel accepted when in reality they are condemned and if we as the Church live the same way, do we not encourage the same practices?  Do we not condemn ourselves?  But let God judge those outside the church and let your life shine to show men the error of their ways.

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