FAITH CAPSULE: Search self to know if you are a wicked one.
Are you living life as a wicked one?
Do you know if you are wicked one or not?
Stealing, or hurting others is not the identification of a wicked one.
Jeremiah in his curiosity about what it means to identify a wicked one is in his word, “Righteous are You, O Lord when I plead with You; Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; They grow, yes, they bear fruit. You are near in their mouth But far from their mind.”
Among wicked ones are ones quoting and making noise about the word of God but far from God.
Search self to know if you are a wicked one that is comfortable of doing evil.
The wicked, despite their wickedness, are living a life that makes a man wonder why and how it could be for the wicked ones to be having a life that appears better and glamorous. However, no man should focus on how wicked ones are living life but to only be careful and have heart directed to the love of God. None is judge except God and all should allow God to do as He pleases. The book of Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 stated, “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.”
Are your ways rooted in wickedness?
One thing is clear, God sees it all and He will only move against the wicked at His appointed time.
Wickedness has its seat in the heart of man. Jeremiah 17:9-10 made it known about the seat (heart) of wicked stating, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart; I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” The deceitful heart can be the unbeliever’s heart or the acclaimed believer’s heart.
Can you identify if you are wicked or not wicked?
Any man that claims to be a believer should not be mistaken for a heart that is not deceitful and desperately wicked. Among man, Psalm 73 identified some glaring wicked heart:
Pride serves as their necklace.
Violence covers them like a garment.
Their eyes bulge with abundance.
They have more than heart could wish.
They increase in riches.
They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression.
They speak loftily (arrogantly)
They set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks through the earth.
Are you an acclaimed believer that knows the word of God but not live life by God’s word?
Prayer for today: Ask God to take charge over your life not to be a wicked one.