“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/ Psalm 36, “The Transgression of The Wicked.” A Psalm of David

Christian Living

“Forever,”  Kari Jobe (Live)

Oracle – A person through whom God Speaks, or Message From God.

Psalm 36:1) The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart (or, An Oracle is within my heart), That There Is No Fear Of God Before His Eyes.  2) For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

John Gill’s Exposition of The Bible – v1, The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart  Which is represented as a person speaking within him; not that the transgression of the wicked was really in him; sin was in him, and sin of the same kind and nature with the wicked man’s; but he taking notice of and considering the wicked man’s sinful course of life, and his daring impieties, conceived in his own mind, and concluded from hence,  [that there is] no Fear of God before His Eyes;  No Reverential Affection For Him, But Enmity To Him; No Godly Fear, but at most only a slavish fear, a fear of punishment; No Holy And Humble Fear Of Him, but pride and wickedness;  there can be no Fear Of God in any unregenerate man’s, heart, because it is not of nature, but of Grace, and is, what is implanted at first conversion; there is in some an appearance of it, where it is not really, whose fear is taught by the precept of men; and in others there may be some Awe of the Divine Being, and trembling at the thought of a future Judgment, arising from the dictates of nature, The Light of Revelation, and the enjoyment of a Religious education; but in some there is no Fear of God at all, and they are bold and daring enough to assert it themselves, as the unjust judge did, ( Luke 18:4 ) . see ( Jeremiah 3:8 ) ( Luke 23:40 ) ;  The Septuagint version, and those that follow it, render the words thus, “the transgressor said, that he might sin in himself, there is no fear of God before his eyes”. Gussetius F2 interprets “before his eyes”, before the eyes of God himself, who is so good a Being, that the sinner fears no punishment from him, but will pardon all his sins.   v2,  For he flattereth himself in his own eyes  There are many self-flatterers; some on account of their worldly estate, that they are out of the reach of God and men, and regard neither; and that as they have much goods laid up, they shall enjoy them many years, and so never think of dying, nor of another world: others on account of their eternal state, pleasing themselves with their own purity, goodness, and righteousness: some flatter themselves either that their sins are not sins, or they are small ones; or they are no other than what multitudes commit; or they are not seen and known, And That God Himself Sees Them Not, or takes no notice of them; and that they shall go on with impunity (freedom), sentence against them being not speedily executed; and others that there is no God, will be no Judgment, nor Future State;  until his iniquity be found to be hateful,  or, “to find his iniquity and to hate” F3 that which is good, as the word may be rendered; that is, he flatters himself, or speaks smooth things to himself, and endeavors to work himself up into the belief of the above things; that he may find, embrace, and indulge his lusts with a quiet conscience, and hate God, good men, and everything that is good; see ( Genesis 44:16 ) ,  God, When He Charges The Guilt Of Sin Upon The Conscience, And Punishes For It; And Exposes both the sinner and his sins to the world; Thereby Testifying His Hatred of him and his sins; and which should have been hateful to him, as they are to all good men.

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