The flow of this Psalm starts with a familiar theme. If you have spent anytime in proverbs, you will see a definite contrast between two types of people. The Wise and the Foolish. As believers in Christ, we should be making every effort in being people described as wise and to work hard at removing anything that has to do with foolish.
The Psalmist begins this Psalm with a description of the foolish, but you must take notice of the description of this person. Vs 1 Transgression speaks to the wicked. The Psalmist doesn’t hold back for those who stand in opposition to God. They falter themselves, words from their mouth are trouble, they stay up at night plotting evil, and like a moth to the flame they are drawn to evil.
Continuing in the comparison the Psalmist then moves to the declaration of the wise in God’s eyes. One would even call this a confession of Faith that is held dear in the heart of the believer. There is the acknowledgement of the steadfast love of God. The immovability of God’s righteousness and His judgements are there to save us. He completes his confession of faith in God in words that describe a life of peace and satisfaction. When we have a conviction and confession like that of the Psalmist written in this Psalm we are at peace. Our lives are driven by a desire to seek God more and more.
The Psalmists ends with a personal challenge to himself and opens his life to be examined by God. Words like “Let not” (Vs 12) show that we can easily fall into the camp of the wicked if our eyes stray away from God’s love. It is my prayer that we all take notice of the way of the wicked can enslave us but the way of the wise is found in the declaration of God’s Steadfast and Faithful Love.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 34
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