17 Let me
not be ashamed [buwsh], O LORD [Yahovah]; for I
have called [qara'] upon thee: let the wicked [rasha`] be ashamed [buwsh], and let
them be silent [damam] in the grave [sha'owl]. KJV-Interlinear
17 Let me
not be put to shame, O Lord, for I call upon Thee; Let the wicked be put to
shame, let them be silent in Sheol. NASB
God always has the last word. God always has the last laugh. Try as they may, anyone and everyone who resists the mandates and truths from God and life, and try to pretend or impose their invented beliefs onto life, will always face one inevitable event. That event is death.
Death is the great equalizer and the great eye opener, so to speak.
People can go through their entire life believing the wrong things, doing the wrong things, resisting the wrong things, indifferent toward everything that is right and true, arguing until they are blue in the face, intimidating, yelling, screaming, being annoying and on and on, but in the end, death solves all arguments.
The believer in Christ, who has been genuinely obedient, who has followed the mandates of God to learn and to grow and to be a spiritually productive person, will have no shame when life comes to an end.
The believer who has been pretending and otherwise disobedient throughout life, will meet death with unbelievable embarrassment.
Ashamed means embarrassment.
Being embarrassed is not a sin, by the way, it is a discovery of ones stubborn bumbling in the face of a lifetime of truth that was disregarded.
Too many people will resist pursuing a daily study. Too many people turn to excuses as to why they do not have to follow personal responsibility in life. Too many people use past abuse or past experiences as their excuse for not changing or not growing up. They simply never get over it or move forward, but prefer to live in their past misery, and even expect sympathy from others so that they can remain the victim. Too many people pursue works or their own invented beliefs, rather than Gods spiritual design.
The past is always used as an excuse for avoiding growing up. Current beliefs are always used as the excuse for not questioning ones beliefs.
Who are the wicked? They are any and all who prefer to live apart from doctrine. Wickedness is the activity of evil. Evil is anything that is outside of Gods will and design.
If you are not compliant with Gods will, on a regular basis as a practical pattern of your life, then you are wicked.
All unbelievers are categorized as wicked. All believers that are regularly out of fellowship are classified as wicked. Everything that is not spiritual is wicked.
And the great thing is that everyone has the opportunity to discover their errors in life and make the necessary changes in their life.
The unfortunate thing is that most resist or refuse to discover it until after they die, when it is too late to correct.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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