Verse 4: “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.”
It amazes me still to see so many people praising certain politicians. Any politician that supports ideas or beliefs that come in direct conflict with the Word of God should not be praised. As a matter of fact, they should be contended with. Can you interpret today’s “gold nugget” any differently? “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.” Those that endorse people that have forsaken the laws of God have forsaken His laws themselves. Those that keep the laws of God will contend with those who don’t… so much for being politically correct. This really flies in the face of the eureka society that is supposed to be achieved if we would just keep our convictions to ourselves. This is not only unscriptural but, Jesus even declared that we would not live in peace with those who forsake His laws. The following is some of the most profound and eye opening scriptures that I know, but be warned, although they are direct scriptures without modification, they’re not for people that do not take Jesus’ words seriously. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39) You see, this Gospel is not for the weak at heart. It isn’t for those that are timid. This Gospel will cause and require you to not only avoid endorsing wicked people; it will cause and require you to take a stand against them. In so doing, you may lose one or more of the relationships mentioned above. Anything less, to put it in Jesus’ words, “is not worthy of Me”. We need to take great care in who we endorse, promote or condone. This goes much further than politics. We are just as much in violation when we praise anyone that has forsaken His laws.