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LORD, How Long...? Shall The Throne Of Iniquity Have Fellowship With Thee?  Ps. 94:20 - 'Treasury Of David'

'LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? [20]...Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?' - Psalms 94:3-4,20

The throne of iniquity...which frameth mischief by a law. If there never had been such thrones in the world, there would not have been that mention made of them in the Scripture. But such there have been. That of Jeroboam was one, who would not suffer the people, according to the divine command, to go up to Jerusalem to worship God, who had there placed his name (1Kings 12:28-30); but spread, for them that went, nets upon Mizpah, and set snares upon Mount Tabor. (Ho 5:1) And such thrones there have been since, too many of them. Well saith the Psalmist, Shall they have fellowship with thee? No, no; God keeps his distance from them. Those that we call "stinking dunghills" are not so offensive to God as thrones of iniquity are, which shall neither be approved by him nor secured. Stay a while, Christians, and "in patience possess your souls (Luke 21:19); "for the world shall see that in due time he will overturn them all (Psalms 94:23).

Samuel Slater, in "The Morning Exercises"; excerpted from Spurgeon's Treasury of David - Ps. 94

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See also: "O LORD, The Floods Have Lifted Up Their Voice...The LORD On High Is Mightier"; Spurgeon - Psalms 93 10-9-13

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