Psa 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
The wicked obey not the Scriptures (The New Topical Textbook, subheading under the main topic “The Scriptures,” page 240).
The Psalmist was grieved when he beheld transgressors, people who did not obey God’s Word. That should grieve us too.
There are solutions to this major problem of so many people paying no attention to God’s Word in the Bible, thinking they can violate it with impunity (Galatians 6:8, 9; Psalm 82:5).
It would be a good idea to pray for them that they might find the Lord, that they might become open to hearing, really hearing, the Gospel.
It would be a good idea to become an influence for good, an influence upon someone we know who has not accepted the truth of the Gospel, and share the Gospel as God provides us the opportunity to do so.
The need is out there today, just as it has been in the past. We each must do what we can to get the Gospel out to those who have not yet responded in faith to its message.
There are transgressors who do not keep God’s Word. In the past, God has used His Word to change the lives of such people. His Word is still valid. It will do powerfully what it has always done, change the world for the better (Romans 1:16). Don’t be guilty of suppressing the truth (Romans 1:18) by keeping the Gospel a secret.
For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:
(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 634 for Psalm 119:158.
(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 678 or in Logos 5 Bible software for Psalm 119:158.
(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:
Psalm 119:158. beheld. ver. Ps 119:53, 136. Je 3:20. Ezk 9:4. Mk 3:5. the transgressors. Ps 101:3, 4. +Pr 2:22. Je 9:2. was grieved. T#662, T#1087. ver. Ps 119:53n, 104, 113, 136. Ps 26:5, 9. +Ps 79:9 (T#538). Ps 139:21. Ge 6:6. Dt 7:26. 1 S 15:35. Ezr 9:2-5. 10:6. Jb 1:1. 21:16. 42:6. Pr 8:13. 29:27. Is 42:24. Je 13:17. 14:17. *Ezk 9:4. Mt 18:31. 23:37. *Mk 3:5. Lk 19:41. +*Ac 17:16. +*Ac 20:31. Ro 9:1-3. 2 Cor 2:4. +*2 Cor 12:21. Ga 1:8, 9. 2:14. 5:12n. Ep 4:26. *Phil 3:18. 2 P 2:7, 8. Jude 1:22, 23. kept not. T#1106. ver. Ps 119:5, %+*Ps 119:63, 85, 136. +*2 Ch 19:2. +**Is 8:20. Ep 5:6. thy word. ver. +Ps 119:11, 50. Is 42:24.