Psalms and Playing the Criminal

Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.
Do not envy those who do wicked things.
Psalm 37:1

This includes living vicariously through criminal characters in certain video games.

Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer
who succeeds in his way when he carries out his schemes.
Psalm 37:3b, 7b

Why practice being wicked by getting farther in a game?

The way of wicked people is disgusting to the LORD,
but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
Proverbs 15:9


This post is for Christians. A few years ago my eyes were opened up to how many play these types of games. I mostly want to let Scripture speak for itself.

2 Responses to “Psalms and Playing the Criminal”

  1. 1 Scott Modrall

    Thanks for this brief post. I had never considered this before, and your point seems valid. I do not play video games, but I know others who do, and lots of their kids spend hours and hours in role games.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I don’t play games either, but when I was reading Psalm 37, this came to mind for some reason. I certainly am not trying to say that gaming is bad. I think people become blunt to the severe stuff, probably as a lot of us have with some of the TV we watch.

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