Let The Wicked Perish

17 Feb

Let The Wicked Perish…

In Psalm 83, David says, “Let the wicked perish.” It seems almost unbiblical, not the same spirit as you find in the New Testament. Are we not told to love our enemies? So how could he write, Let the wicked perish?

How can you pray, Let the wicked perish? Let the wicked perish starting with the old me and all its old, sinful, selfish ways… Let that wicked man perish!

One of our problems is we never pray like that anymore. David did. But you need to pray like that, that hard, harsh, and politically incorrect prayer; only you have to direct it at yourself – the old fleshly nature… that’s definitely included in the word wicked.

So it must be the desire of your heart to see your old nature, with its lust, its self-centeredness, its pride, its ego, its self-pity, its deceit, its anger, and fear… perish!!!

You have to be just as fed up with the wicked as David was and just as zealous to get rid of it. Because it’ll only happen when you’re that fed up with it. So let’s pray a new prayer, starting with me and you… ‘Let the wicked… perish!’

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32

Today, if you’re tempted to pray for God to change someone that might have hurt or angered you, get your ego out of the way and ask God to change you first.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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