The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You.
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes;
Make Your way straight before me.
There is nothing reliable in what they say;
Their inward part is destruction itself
Their throat is an open grave;
They flatter with their tongue.
Hold them guilty, O God;
By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out,
For they are rebellious against You.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.
For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD,
You surround him with favor as with a shield. –Psalm 5:4-12
The wisdom and understanding of David is such a great treasure.
He understood that God was as James quotes “opposed to the proud” (James 4:6, Psalm 138:6)
David also understood that though man was sinful, God did not leave us in that state.
Because of His love for mankind, He sent His Son to be the remedy for sin.
For those who trust in the Lord, He is a refuge, a shelter, and a shield.
Make Him your hope today, no matter what you face.