When we wonder what is going on inside people who seem bent on destroying all who are around them…people who seem to have no regard for others…those who appear to live only for themselves and require all around to bow to their will alone…I remember this portion of scripture.
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil. Psalm 36:1-4
There are those who, unfortunately, will not turn away from evil. It’s just a fact. We have to accept this. But this doesn’t mean we don’t fight through these dark days to plunder hell as much as we can! God doesn’t desire that anyone perish.
We should charge at these last days and rip as many out of the grip of hell as possible. Let’s look now to the next portion of the 36th Psalm…
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is Your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of Your wings. You feed them from the abundance of Your own house, letting them drink from Your river of delights. For You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. Psalm 36:5-9
I love these illustrations of His faithfulness and righteousness and justice…what a beautiful expanse we reside under!
I want to wrap this devotional up with something that’s hard to discuss.
When I intercede for the salvation of a person…I have noticed that there’s a time when God gives me grace to pray faithfully…and then with a couple of people, there were very clear moments when God asked me to stop praying for it. It was time to fully release them. Almost as if, for the time being, they had made their choice. As I read the last portion of the Psalm, I see sometimes people just are bent on facing hell. It’s a terrifying reality…and I hope that most will choose God in the end…but it’s still a reality.
Pour out Your unfailing love on those who love You; give justice to those with honest hearts. Don’t let the proud trample me or the wicked push me around. Look! Those who do evil have fallen! They are thrown down, never to rise again. Psalm 36:10-12
Only God knows the end. Only He knows the path we will each take. I just ask that He would pour out His unfailing love on me as I walk out my portion…Isn’t that what you hope too?