There are many different words in the English language that most people do not want to be reminded of. Wickedness is one of those words, especially when it refers to us personally. However, I think we need occasional reminders as we see our culture making some drastic changes.
The state of being wicked is a mental and absolute disregard for justice, righteousness, truth, honor, virtue. It is both evil in thought and daily living. It is a total disrespect, which leads to depravity; sinfulness and even the committing of crimes.
There are many words given to “wickedness” in both the Old and the New Testaments. The wickedness of pride and vanity often lead to it.
The first occasion “wickedness” is in Genesis 6:5. The first time in the New Testament is found in Matthew 22:18. And the last in the New Testament is found in 1 John 5:19, “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
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