9 He lieth
in wait ['arab] secretly [mictar] as a lion
['ariy] in his den: [cok] he lieth in wait ['arab] to
catch [chataph] the poor: [`aniy] he doth catch [chataph] the
poor, [`aniy] when he draweth [mashak] him into his net. [resheth]
9 He lurks
in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He
catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. NASB
This verse describes the character of the lion and the hunter, or rather the lion as the hunter, and uses them both to symbolize the wicked person.
The lion crouches and waits in his den or in the tall grass, or behind some concealment.
The hunter sets up traps, or open but concealed pits. Both wait in concealment, in silent watchfulness, for their unsuspecting prey to happen by.
Then they spring or unleash their trap and catch their prey, taking them both by surprise and swiftness.
Both the lion and the hunter do what they do, out of their core nature. They seek out victims in order to kill and consume them. They have no other purpose in life, but to survive on the loss of others.
The lion devours his victim as food. The hunter has many uses for his kill. Some may be for food or clothing, but many other purposes are for entertainment or the casual activity of the hunt.
And so it is with the wicked person. Their character is by default, like that of a predator. They serve no purpose other than to take from others.
And even though they promote many arguments or excuses of victimless activities, there is no such thing as a victimless sin or crime.
Remember that God placed this universe here for the benefit of His own family. All who are not members of His family, by their own choice, are outcasts and have no rights to that which God owns. They have no rights to that which Gods family will inherit. Their destiny is the Lake of Fire if unbelievers, or the loss of eternal reward if believers who choose to maintain a wicked pattern of life.
Rejecting or maintaining an indifference toward truth, makes one a wicked person. The wicked reject truth and pursue wickedness by default. And thus by default they can only survive in life by taking from others, that which does not belong to them.
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