This is a strong condemnation of the kind of person that God doesn’t like. (That might not be strong enough!)
This is the person: “Why do you brag of evil, ‘Big Man’? … You scheme catastrophe… your tongue cuts razor-sharp, artisan in lies. You love evil more than good, you call black white. You love malicious gossip, you foul-mouth.”TM
This is what God will do to that person: “God will tear you limb from limb, sweep you up and throw you out, pull you up by the roots from the land of life.”TM You were a big man yesterday, but boy we ought to see you now! (Sound familiar?)
But that’s not going to be me, Lord! Jesus died for my sins, and I have received his free gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus. “…And I’m an olive tree, growing green in God’s house. I trusted in the generous mercy of God…. I thank you always that you went into action”TM to save me by sending Jesus! I’m gonna keep on trusting him. “…. I’ll stay right here, your good name my hope, in company with your faithful friends.”TM