Psalm 5:4 “You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil;”
[Praise be to you, Yahweh, for you are holy and wholly good: you hate evil, you abhor wickedness, you are repulsed by sinfulness and will punish it.
It is wonderful that You, O Lord, are the opposite of evil,
being pure, pristine and positive,
kind, loving, and gracious,
righteous, forgiving and merciful.
You do no evil,
wish no evil,
promote no evil.
You are good through and through.]
“with you the wicked cannot dwell.”
[In your holy presence, in your blinding, shining light of purity the wicked are excluded, unable to stand before you. This is a marvelous truth, because it means that in the new Heaven and the new earth there will be no wickedness!
Even in this world, those who choose to remain wicked– rejecting your offer of forgiveness in Jesus and cleansing from sin, receiving the righteousness of Christ–cannot live with you. They cannot be in your family—although you invite them to come in–they cannot dwell in your light, and they cannot live in your joy because they choose not to do so.
“Light has come into the world, but men love darkness instead of light because their deeds are evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” (John 3:19,20).
Help us to come to the light every day, every moment that the world may know that our deeds are of you, not ourselves.