Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear, O LORD, that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Nelson’s NKJV Study Bible says it well: “Humanity in rebellion against God is a gross perversion of God’s plan. The Lord cannot allow this arrogance to go unchallenged.”
Living in this world under Satan’s influence, humanity is continuously pulled away from God and easily forgets God. We tend to overestimate our own power and influence, and the fear of our Creator God is far from us.
But a proper reverence for our Creator is a necessary first step in achieving real success and happiness. Without seeing ourselves in proper perspective, we can’t realize how much we need God’s help and guidance.
Romans 1:28-32 reveal the effects of people refusing to acknowledge and revere God in their lives. Simply put, a lack of reverence towards God leads to moral depravity.
To learn more about why evil exists in our world, read “The Problem of Evil.”