'Bible verse and quote' with Jan Couns
Originally posted on 07/31/2020
The wicked in his pride will hotly pursue the poor (helpless and needy)… Psalm 10:2a Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages. Samuel Johnson, English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-84
(David’s prayer) Let wicked men be caught in the plots which they have devised. Psalm 10:2b A praying saint performs far more havoc among the unseen forces of darkness than we have the slightest notion of. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire. Psalm 10:3a Depravity longs for legal cultural acceptance and justifies itself in the name of tolerance, justice and human rationale.
The wicked blesses the greedy; he has despised Jehovah. Psalm 10:3b Valuing gluttonous consumption corrupts the heart, denies those in need and affronts God.
The ungodly, in the haughtiness of his countenance (prideful look), does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, ‘There is no God.’ Psalm 10:4
Men will not seek after God because they think they have no need of him, their own hands are sufficient for them; they think it a thing below them to be religious and the restraints of religion will be a disparagement (criticism/disapproval/condemnation) to them. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator