Sermon Illustrations

Check out the people you listen to on the radio, CD’s, the shows you watch, the people we cheer for on the football fields, and the basketball courts, how many of them are anti-Christian in their life, in their lyrics? Yet we put up posters of them, and pay for their CD’s and their DVD’s and watch their shows, and support their godless lifestyle. And even worse, we idolize them for their success!

These are the people the Psalmist was watching. They’re godless but they’re successful. He looked at them with envious eyes. He wanted what they had! God’s people were looking at them and saying, “They know how to live! They’re our role models.”

Worst still, they openly mock God. Verse 11…(slide)

They say, “How can God know? Does the Most High know everything?”

They’re mocking God. Basically they’re saying, Why should I inquire of God, or live the way God says to live. After all. I’m doing pretty well on my own. I know everything I need to know?

The Psalmist says, “They’re wicked, and they openly mock God.”