The Plowing of the Wicked.

An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked. There is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, when he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good. He devises wickedness on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not loath evil.  Psalm 36:1-4 NKJV.

Wicked, rasha, Strong’s#7563- To be godless, morally wrong, bad, wicked, unrighteousness, lawless, vicious, guilty. The Hebrew Bible states that wicked has two basic meanings: to act wickedly and to condemn as guilty.

Rasha is negative behavior from evil thoughts, words, and deeds which is contrary to God’s character and hostile to the human family (Isa. 57:20). Because of this internal disharmony and unrest, social relationships of all types will be ruptured (1 Sam. 14:47; Ps.94:21). A person who lives like this has a lifestyle which is completely against the laws of God (Prov. 17:15; Dan.12:10).

Only through true repentance, confession, and prayer can it be reversed (2 Chr.6:37; Neh.9:33; Ps.106:6; Dan.9:5).

 

Esther  exposes Haman.

Esther exposes Haman.

A classic example is Haman: We will REAP what we SOW: “You have plowed wickedness; you have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men.” (Hosea 10:13)

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 05:30:38

    Haman is a perfect example of rasha.

    Psalms 37 and 73 discuss the short lived prosperity of the wicked. I stumbled on Psalm 37 when working for an unbeliever who was prospering in worldly terms during a time that I was struggling financially. It was a great help. The man was a miserable person so one would think that I wouldn’t need God’s Word for guidance. Did I just type that last sentence? I always need God’s Word for guidance.

    Thanks for another word study, Manny.

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  2. Mannyr
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 15:03:51

    Thanks for sharing. I too worked for a person who was wealthy who started in his garage with nothing and built an empire.

    He had little respect for people, his greed drove him. He hired people to get what they could give to further his business and after systems were in place he would fire them.

    Sad way to

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