The Wicked Are Proud of Their Evil

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Psalm 10:2-6

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
His ways are always prosperous;
your laws are rejected by him;
he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

If we are going to walk down this road of being honest with God, we need to be able to voice what we see with our eyes. And that’s exactly what the Psalmist does in these verses. He sees that the wicked man is arrogant. He boldly goes after the weak without fear. And he boasts of what he does. He thinks it is just a game. He boasts of the cravings in his heart. He is so full of himself that he has no room for God. He has such a bloated of himself that he believes nothing will ever shake him.

If we are honest, this is a very accurate view of what it seems like in the world. It seems like the wicked get away with their wickedness and they are even proud of it. It makes us sad and angry that the wicked would ever have their day in the sun. There are no words to describe the agony of knowing that someone has gotten pleasure from our pain.

Prayer

Lord, do you see the arrogance of the wicked? Do you see how they boast about their wickedness? Do you see the pleasure that some have gotten from my pain? Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

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