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Psalm Thirty Six

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.

Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

no fear of God. This striking phrase is quoted by Paul in Romans 3:18, climaxing the list of ungodly beliefs and practices of the pagan world.

Psalm 36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Psalm 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

fountain of life. The origin of life is to be found only in the living God, not in an imaginary primeval soup. There is no geological or meteorological evidence that the composition of the original ocean was any different from that of the present ocean.

thy light. True light on the nature and meaning of life can be found only through Christ and His Word.

Psalm 36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Psalm 36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.