This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 62. Here is what I learned.
They are planning to make that person ·fall [totter]. They enjoy telling lies. With their mouths they bless but in their ·hearts [L innards] they curse. ·Selah [Interlude] Psalm 62:4 (EXB)
Their only purpose in life is to knock him down from his prominent position; they love deceit. When others are around, they speak a blessing on someone, but inwardly they are mumbling a curse. [pause] Psalm 62:4 (VOICE)
They plan to force him out of his high position. They are happy to lie. They bless with their mouths, but in their hearts they curse. Selah Psalm 62:4 (GW)
"They only consult to cast him down from his excellency." The excellencies of the righteous are obnoxious to the wicked, and the main object of their fury. The elevation which God gives to the godly in Providence, or in repute, is also the envy of the baser sort, and they labour to pull them down to their own level. Observe the concentration of malice upon one point only, as here set in contrast with the sole reliance of the gracious one upon his Lord. If the wicked could but ruin the work of grace in us, they would be content; to crush our character, to overturn our influence, is the object of their consultation."They delight in lies;" hence they hate the truth and the truthful, and by falsehood endeavor to compass their overthrow. To lie is bad enough, but to delight in it is one of the blackest marks of infamy. "They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly." Flattery has ever been a favorite weapon with the enemies of good men; they can curse bitterly enough when it serves their turn; meanwhile, since it answers their purpose, they mask their wrath, and with smooth words pretend to bless those whom they would willingly tear in pieces. It was fortunate for David that he was well practised in silence, for to cozening deceivers there is no other safe reply. "Selah." Here pause, and consider with astonishment the futile rancour of unholy men, and the perfect security of such as rest themselves upon the Lord. The Treasury of David
"They delight in lies;" hence they hate the truth and the truthful, and by falsehood endeavor to compass their overthrow.
There are many who hate the truth and will do everything they can to discredit or cause harm to those who speak and live the truth. What is truth? Truth is based on absolute. And the only real absolute is God. Thus, those that despise truth, despise God and therefore, will do all they can do discredit anyone who believes God and obeys God’s Word.
To create a positive day, I need to continue to believe the truth, and act about true knowledge and not be concerned with what the “false seekers” say.