God would not give his holy law to an unholy nation. So, he separated one nation, called the Jews, to be his holy nation. To them he gave his law, by means of Moses.
However, most of the people at the time of Moses refused to trust God (Hebrews 3:7-19). God had trusted them with his holy law, but they would not trust him. Although God has a permanent relationship with their nation, those people did not themselves have a right relationship with him.
Those people were not loyal to God. However, of course, Godís word is still true. Their wrong actions could not change Godís perfect character. Their evil deeds only proved that God was right to make his judgement against them (Psalm 95:11).
David recognised that fact in his own experience. Paul repeats his words from Psalm 51:4. David had been guilty of a series of evil acts; the Psalm was his prayer to ask God to forgive him. David confessed that Godís judgement against him was right. Godís judgements are perfect.
Therefore, peopleís evil deeds only show more clearly that God is right. It is foolish to say that Godís anger against our evil deeds is wrong. Instead, we must turn to God, because God is our judge too.
God does not want to punish us for our evil deeds. He wants to forgive us, as he forgave David (Romans 4:6-8; Psalm 51:10-17). However, for that to happen, we must first understand that our evil deeds offend God. Then we must confess to God the guilty state of our lives. Then we must invite Christ into our lives. God can forgive us because of Christís death (5:6-9).
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