Book of Psalms 10:1-18

Book of Psalms 10:1-18

To me, this chapter is how wicked, the wicked, really are.

We see an insight into the Lord Jesus why he become upset with the wicked. And what He will do about it.

Psalms 10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble?

Why are You So Far Away, Lord Jesus and Seems to Hide Yourself when Your Saints Needs You the Most?

Interesting, as soon as we enter into a trial, we think God should help us right then, but that is not always his timeline for us.  Maybe we need to build some righteous character.  Remember, Job what he went through.

Mark 4:38 But Jesus was in the back of the boat, asleep on a cushion. So they woke him up and asked him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to die?”

Psalms 10:2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

The Wicked are Proud and Makes Evil Plans in Pursuing the Weak and are Caught in Their Own Traps and Made to Suffer.

It is hard to understand why the wicked persecutes the Saints, except they follow the way of Satan wanting to destroy the Lord’s Saints. Satan wants to be God.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god and object of worship. As a result, he seats himself in the sanctuary of God and himself declares that he is God.

Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.

The wicked brag about the things they want and curse Jesus Name while showing that they reject and hate him.

  • Jesus wicked enemies are able to boast in themselves and turn reality upside down by praising evil and renounces Jesus.
  • A boaster – a person who makes some remarks about himself as being superior to others, and looks with disdain or contempt on others, praising the wicked and using Jesus name in vain.

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

2 Timothy 3:2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Psalms 10:4 The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.

The Wicked does not Seek after Lord Jesus because the Wicked say there is No God and Does Not Fit into Their Plans

  • Is this by chance the person who without repentance may perish forever.
  • No Signs of Jesus in all their thoughts.
  • The sinner is unwilling, in any appropriate way, to acknowledge God.
  • Pride is the root of all atheism and all the reluctance there is to seek Jesus, Pier pressure.
  • Pride cause most of the misery and wickedness of the earth.
  • Satan was full of pride. 

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. 

1 Timothy 3:6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.

Psalms 10:5 His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

It seems that the Wicked Seems to Succeed in Everything They do

and Makes Fun of all the Saints, their Enemy; this is Why the Wicked cannot Understand Lord Jesus’s Judgments.

  • The wicked are so blinded with sin, that they cannot see the wonders of Jesus’s creation.
  • Jesus judgements are the laws or the principles of Jesus government.
  • Jesus punishment inflicted on wicked people, does not mean anything to them, when Jesus should be a terror to them. {Egyptians}
  • The wicked has such contempt for the Saints without remorse.
  • The security of the wicked fears neither Jesus or the Saints or people,

Romans 3:13-18 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.”  (14)  “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”  (15)  “Their feet are swift to shed blood;  (16)  ruin and misery mark their ways,  (17)  and the way of peace they do not know.”  (18)  “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Psalms 10:6 He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.”

The Wicked Say in Their Hearts, Nothing Bad will ever Happen to Us; We will have Our Fun and Never Be Punished.

Said in his heart:  means that this was the wicked deliberate and settled character. What is here described was no sudden thing, over time.

We know only those who stand on the sure foundation of God’s Word can confidently say, I shall not be moved

The saints will not be moved because they will stand on the sure foundation of Jesus’s Word

Proverbs 10:25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Paul tells us:

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.

The Wicked Mouth is Full of Curses, Lies, and Fraud, Their Tongues spread Trouble, Mischief, Iniquity and Hateful, Evil Words.

What a finished character this person has! A blasphemer, a deceitful, and dishonest person.

James 3:8-9 but no one can tame the tongue. It is an uncontrollable evil filled with deadly poison.  (9)  With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in God’s likeness.

Psalms 10:8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.

The Wicked Wait with Rich Men in Ambush in the Villages, Kill the Innocent in Secret, Wait and Watch with their Eyes for the Helpless Person

  • The wicked are as oppressors.
  • They are similar to lurking beasts, ready to pounce on their prey.
  • The wicked have many ways to hide their cruelty and therefore should be even more feared. 

Revelation 9:21 They did not repent from their murders, their witchcraft, their sexual immorality, or their thefts.

James 2:6-7 But you have humiliated the man who is poor. Are not rich people the ones who oppress you and drag you into court?  (7)  Are not they the ones who blaspheme the noble Name by which you have been called?

Psalms 10:9 He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

The Wicked is Like a Lion in a Secret Place as They Wait to Ambush the Helpless and then Drags Them Off in Their Net.

This metaphor of the lion lying in wait secretly for his prey denotes the insidious methods used by antichrist to try to destroy the faithful witnesses, the Saints; who lies like a lion

The wicked person is now described as a lion, lurking in his lair in the forest till his prey comes near.

The wicked lies in wait to catch the poor – The helpless and defenseless, those who are babes in Jesus, new children of God.

Ephesians 4:13-14 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  (14)  Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

Psalms 10:10 So he crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength.

The helpless are crushed and sinks down and falls by the Wicked ones.

  • We notice again the Psalms views the wicked as oppressors.
  • They are similar to lurking beasts, ready to pounce on their prey.
  • The wicked victims are the innocent and defenseless poor.
  • We have examples today what is happening in many cities, the antifa and BLM, they go after poor and innocent ones, then protected by the government.

Deuteronomy 25:18 When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God.      {Why, no fear of God}

Psalms 10:11 He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.”

The wicked say in their heart, Lord Jesus has no memory of me and has turned away and will never see what we are doing

  • The wicked behave the way they do because they doubt that the Lord knows, cares, or will act.
  • They want to believe that there will be no final judgment, so they feel free to do as they please.
  • Wicked conduct implies disbelief or disregard of Jesus’s government.

Revelation 18:5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.

  • The wicked seems for a while to be forgotten by Lord Jesus, they are not, a book of remembrance is written for them
  • Makes me wonder do they know what is going to happen to them when they die.

Psalms 10:12 Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble.

Rise up, Lord Jesus, Raised Your Hand Against the Wicked and Do Not Forget Your Afflicted Saints.

The Saints ask Lord Jesus to help and act for them.

Psalms 10:13 Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, “You will not require an account.”

The wicked despise Lord Jesus and say in their hearts, Jesus will not punish them for their wickedness

Jesus will not overlook sin, because Jesus carefully examines or beholds all wickedness, and will mark it down for future punishment.

Said in his heart: repeated for the third time:  vs. 6, 11; this indicates the wicked state of the heart.

2 Peter 3:3-4 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  (4)  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

Perhaps, the longsuffering of God will leadeth the wicked to repentance and salvation.

Psalms 10:14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.

Jesus knows what the Wicked has Done to the Helpless, Commits Himself and Takes into His Own Hands to be the Helper of those Who put Their Faith and Trust in Lord Jesus and to the Fatherless.   

Jesus does know, does see, and will act on what is happening to the Saints and the fatherless, widows and babes in Jesus.

James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Luke 18:7-8 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  (8)  I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

Psalms 10:15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

Lord Jesus will Destroy the Wicked and Evil Person when Jesus seeks Them Out Until there is No One to Find

Break the arm:  this is a call for Jesus to destroy the power of the wicked, deprive him of his influence, that he may be no longer able to oppress. This impassioned curse on the wicked displays the righteousness of God.

Job 36:6 He does not preserve the life of the wicked, but gives justice to the oppressed.

Psalms 10:16 The LORD is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.

The Lord Jesus is King Forever and Ever: the Wicked People are Removed from Your land.

The wicked are all either cut off from Jesus and destroyed or been converted to a believer in Jesus and they will follow the commands of our Lord Jesus. 

Revelation 11:15 When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The world’s kingdom has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever.”

Psalms 10:17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,

Lord Jesus, You Hear the Prayers of the Saints; you will strengthen them, You listen carefully and give them courage.

1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us.  (15)  And if we know that he listens to our requests, we can be sure that we have what we ask him for.

Psalms 10:18  To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

Lord Jesus Defend the Saints, Orphans, and Everyone Else in Need, so that the Wicked on Earth may No Longer be Feared 

Justice will be done to the orphan, widow and the downtrodden; that the wicked person who is of the earth may be terrible no more and defy Jesus and will do no more violence to people.

Let’s review Pure religion again.

James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Leave a Reply