In these difficult times and perilous times this is a liberating passage of scripture. In Chapter 5 of Romans, the Apostle Paul tells us that “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
As more and more reports of fake votes, illegal votes, and votes allegedly from dead people continue to mount, astonishment and amazement also increases and mounts. More and more people “fret”. To fret really means to worry and to fume and to be vexed. In other words, this magnificent Psalm is telling us in its opening phrase NOT to fret because of evildoers. Of course, almost no one frets because of “good doers”. Vexed means to be annoyed, frustrated or worried, and it also means feeling or showing irritation, annoyance and /or distress.
The violence, rioting, plague, murders, stupidity in defunding the law enforcement, as well as, preventing police and other law enforcement officers from stopping crime and criminal acts in this country, have been well documented. The people promoting Marxism and Communism are generally known. Antifa and others seeking to overthrow and destroy the government of the U.S.A are also known generally. There are also people who profess to be Christians promoting Communism in churches and denominations around this country. Marxism and Communism is at its very heart atheist! One cannot be a Christian Communist any more than one can be a Christian mobster or Christian gangster! What can we do?
Indeed, William Bradford, one of the leaders declared that the Pilgrims had come to the New World "... For the propagating and advancing the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world." (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company,1856, p24). When Solomon died, Jeroboam became king over the Northern tribes of Israel and went after other gods and caused all Israel to sin against God. All of the rest of the kings in Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. When Josiah became king in Judah, Hilkiah, the high priest, found the Book of the Law of God and read it to Josiah and Josiah tore his clothes and began to restore Judah to true worship and removed the idolatrous priests who had burned incense to Baal and all the hosts of heaven. Many other things did Josiah do to restore true worship in Judah, but when he died, Jehoahaz became king and did evil and Jehoiakim also did evil when he became king and eventually Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BC.