Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
1. None will deny that the law of God, which is holy, just, and good, explicitly condemns the sinner, and consigns him to the second death. By the law can no man be justified. It contains no provision for pardon.
2. He will not be able to stand in the last trial, because all the witnesses will be against him. His companions in sin will testify against him. The example of the righteous will testify against the impenitent. The sinner's own awakened conscience and memory will testify against him. So will the sufferings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. The eternal Judge will be inflexibly strict in interpreting and upholding the law. And
4. The impenitent sinner at God's bar will have no advocate.
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.