Stinking Thinking


     The lie that “it does not matter what you believe” always bears the most noxious fruit.  Ideas have consequences.  Every belief produces actions which logically correspond to it.  There is a universe of difference between “Thou shalt surely die” and “Thou shalt not surely die.”

     The wicked man described in Psalm 10 is one whose mind is polluted with a cesspool of stinking thinking.  Consider these three falsehoods that he foolishly believes:

  • He is insulated from the calamities of life. He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” (v. 6).  However, Jesus says that the rain, floods, and winds of life come upon all (Matthew 7:24-27).
  • God is forgetful. The wicked has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.” (v. 11).  However, Jesus says “that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36), “for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known” (Luke 12:2).
  • God is unjust. The wicked has said in his heart, “You will not require an account” (v. 13).  However, it is written that even though Jehovah sends rain upon the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45), He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) and that “it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble” Christians (2nd Thessalonians 1:6).

     Stinking thinking is lethal.  Thinking upon things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report (Philippians 4:8) is essential.

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