1 I have a message from God in my heart
concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.
2 In their own eyes they flatter themselves
too much to detect or hate their sin.
3 The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
they fail to act wisely or do good.
4 Even on their beds they plot evil;
they commit themselves to a sinful course
and do not reject what is wrong.
The wicked have no fear of God. They plunge ahead as if nothing will happen. God is just. He does not delay the punishment. Let the fear of God do its work in you to keep you from sin. In your gratitude for God’s love and mercy, do not ignore his justice.