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The Greatest Offense (Psalm 119:126)

It is time for the Lord to act, for they have broken Your law.
Psalm 119:126

The psalmist has not been bashful in talking about his enemies and how oppressive they are to him. There have constantly been those who have done everything they could to destroy him, and they have certainly made his life exceedingly difficult.

We experience the opposition of the wicked in our own culture. Some experience the direct assault of wicked people in their lives as they seek to represent the Lord. Virtually every true believer is impacted by wicked people who are in places of authority, imposing their vile principles on everyone.

In this verse, the psalmist is calling on the Lord to act because wicked people are breaking God’s law. It is one thing for wicked people to hate us and to treat us disdainfully, but it is quite another thing when they think they can break God’s law without consequences.

Wicked people often live with a false sense of confidence that they will never be held accountable to a higher authority. They may think that because they choose not to believe that there is a holy God or that they will ever face Him. Yet, regardless of what they believe, the truth is this: they will face a holy God.

Peter says it this way:

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
2 Peter 3:3–4

But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:7

A day is coming when the Lord will act!

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58