David talks about “evil” in verse 3 of Psalms 28. While we hear the word “evil” or “sin” we usually think big. We think of theft, robbery, murder, etc. as sin or evil. While these are all evil, there are small, yet very evil things, that we usually neglect.
In verse 3, David says that if we praise our brothers and speak cordially with neighbours, but lodge malice in our hearts against them, then we are evil.
Most often, we do not consider this aspect as being evil.
Psalms 36:1, 3 – If we cease to do good and be wise with our words, then we are sinners. We shall not speak anything and everything that we may think of.
Our tongue can be a great source of sin to us; we may not realize that this is a “big” sin. On the judgment day, we will have to be accountable for all the words we speak.
Proverbs 12: 5 – We should be righteous with all the advice we provide to our brothers and the discussions we make with our fellow believers. We should eliminate all wicked and deceitful advice.
Jeremiah 5: 27 – If we are full of deceitful thoughts, then we are definitely sinners in the eyes of God.
In verse 4 of Psalms 28, David highlights that we should not only be pure in our words, but also in our deeds. There should be no evil in our deeds.
Another important aspect of a sinner is that he/she neglects Lord’s works and all the miracles He did. We should always regard and remember every small and big deed that our Lord did for us. If we do not regard this, we are sinners.
We shall not receive any goodness in our lives apart from the ones that originate from our dear Lord.
As said in verse 7, we have to regard our Lord as our strength. We have to trust Him whole-heartedly and seek help only from Him. And we should never ever forget all the goodness we received from our Lord.
We shall be rejoicing, happy and we shall praise the Lord always because of the goodness we receive from Him. This will happen only if we put all our trust on the Lord.
Lord acts as a fortress for His people – for those people who He has anointed (verse 8).