© 2013 • Hillcrest Church of Christ
by Danny Boggs
The 1994 movie Junior drew a million laughs. Arnold Schwarzenegger played a scientist who carried a pregnancy in order to test the fertility drug he helped to create.
David knew a pregnant man 3,000 years ago. “Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends” (Psalm 7:14-16 ESV). No laughing matter was this pregnancy.
Dogged by a slanderous enemy, David agonized over the abuse but trusted God to do right (Psalm 7:9-13). His impenitent nemesis would get his just deserts. David sang, “I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High” (Psalm 7:17).
This psalm became integral to the Feast of Purim that originated with the escape of the Jewish people from massacre in Persia. Queen Esther bravely foiled the plot of wicked Haman who intended to exterminate the Jews. He constructed a gallows to hang righteous Mordecai. In the end, Haman himself hung there. The Jews saw in Haman the prototypical conceiving, pregnant, and birthing evil man. His evil fell on his own head. We can trust God, as they did, to handle the offense of those who sin against us.
Psalm 7:12-16 highlights the fertility and futility of evil. Its conception in a person’s heart is momentous. Its growth is prodigious. Its birth is disastrous. Its punishment is certain and grievous.
Don’t get pregnant with sin. If you are already heavy with that child, repent. It’s not funny.