Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Some people simply believe what they want and what makes sense to them. They aren’t influenced by the facts or willing to listen to others. They don’t seem concerned about God or His Word.

This psalm of David is about such people. Because they do not fear God, they are not worried about the consequences of their actions. They may feel that their conclusions are justified, but from God’s perspective, they are filled with “blind conceit,” overwhelmed with their own ideas, and driven by pride and personal objectives.

They “have no fear of God.” By rejecting Him, they open themselves to thoughts and actions that lead in wrong directions. They even justify ungodliness, sin, and immorality.

As this psalm reminds us, “In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.” Regardless of their justification, “everything they say is crooked and deceitful.” They are so pleased with themselves that they aren’t willing to consider any restraint.

Facing people like this, David realized that he could turn to God and His unfailing love. He could find “shelter in the shadow of [His] wings” (v. 7). God has abundant resources and could provide everything he needed. He would “drink from [His] river of delights” (v. 8). God provides direction and guidance by His light.

Submit your thoughts and attitudes to God. Fill your heart and mind with His Word. Be sensitive to His Spirit. Trust Him!