King David’s life when he was experiencing continual mini rebellions
This Psalm was written toward the end of King David’s life when he was experiencing continual mini rebellions
because of his sin with Bathsheba—according to the word of the Lord to him through the prophet Nathan in Second Samuel 12:10. The Lord said in that verse that the sword would never depart from his house. This Psalm is an ode expressing the joy of those who are faithful in the Lord’s service despite the conflicts occasioned by the wicked.
The Psalm can be divided into four basic sections.
1.) The rebellious analyzed (36:1-4)
2.) The ways and attributes of the Lord exalted (36:5-9)
3.) David’s prayer to the Lord (36:10-11)
4.) The ultimate destruction of the wicked (36:12)
Verse 1 - The rebellious are daring in sin, casting off all restraints because they do not fear God. Their actions prove that they do not fear him, and the terrors of hell will therefore be their eternal reward. The wicked flatter themselves, deceiving themselves into thinking that they are all right as they are. As a result, they do not address the sin in their hearts so that it is exposed and appears abominable.
There is such hypocrisy in their mouths that lying is a way of life to them. In this account it appears that David is speaking of someone who has known the way of salvation and yet has departed willingly from the paths of life and righteousness. It is so tragic that there will be many in hell who once had their feet firmly planted upon the solid rock—Christ. Oh, may we heed these warnings and seek to major on the seven pillars of wisdom (Prov. 9:1 and Jas. 3:17-18). Let us provoke each other to good works (Heb. 10:24). The wicked plot and plan during the night hours how they can do more wickedness.
One Bible scholar has suggested that there are six different beds of wickedness—the bed of luxury,
avarice, ambition, greediness, slothfulness, and cruelty.To this my Pastor adds the bed of sensuality and the bed of the plotting of the destruction of the righteous. Thus, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he
(Prov. 23:7). The wicked planner sets himself in concrete in the ways of wickedness. He has an ever increasing
and ever-lasting love for evil.
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