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overflowing words

Psalm 73:10-14 (JDV)

Psalm 73:10 Consequently his people turn to them and drink in their overflowing words.
Psalm 73:11 The wicked say, “How can God know? Can the Most High know everything?”
Psalm 73:12 Look at them – the wicked! They are permanently at ease, and they increase their wealth.
Psalm 73:13 Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing?
Psalm 73:14 You see, I am afflicted all day long and punished every morning.

overflowing words

Be careful little lips what you drink. The psalmist reveals how the mockers tempt the righteous to turn away from God. They start with arrogant overflowing words, which the righteous drink in. They look at the wealth and carefree living of the wicked and rethink their own choice to walk in purity. They look at their own lives and wonder why they chose holiness.

This is all temptation. It is the enemy’s way of undoing the faith of those committed to God. It would do us all well to stop drinking so heavily at the flowing fountain of ungodly words. We need to get back to the fountain filled with blood, and focus on what God says.

LORD, keep us away from the overflowing words of the enemy, seeking to make us doubt you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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