29 September 2008

Psalm 10.3 – 9.29.08

Psalm 10:3-4 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Have you ever read through the Bible and noticed a verse that you had never seen before and wondered who put it in there since the last time you read it? Well, that's part of what makes the Bible such a great book and what ought to make us want to read it over and over and over again. And it happened to me last night when I read this passage. I know I've read Psalm 10 numerous times, but I never remember reading what it says in verse 3, the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous.

Have you ever been around the person this verse describes? Someone who can't stop talking about what they want…What they want to do…Where they want to go…What they want to see…What they want to buy…What they want to build? Or maybe you are that someone described in the verse. Whenever you open your mouth, your covetousness – in one form or another – just spews out.

Now, we know it's true, and Psalm 10 reminds us it's true. God HATES covetousness. Can't we find something better to talk about? Can't we find something better to think about? Can't we find something better to SEEK AFTER (v. 4)? Come on Christians. We're saved! We have eternal life, a home in heaven, an eternal inheritance, all things pertaining to life and godliness.

Let's make our boast – not in the things we want and don't have – but in THE LORD (Psalm 34:2)! Let's not seek after what is empty and meaningless (Luke 12:15; Ecclesiastes 1:2). Let's seek God! And He's promised to reward us richly (Hebrews 11:6).

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