3.30.16 Ps. 52

PSALMS 52 HCSB

 

1 Why brag about evil, you hero! God’s faithful love is constant. ×

2 Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.

3 You love evil instead of good, lying instead of speaking truthfully. Selah

4 You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!

5 This is why God will bring you down forever. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; He will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6 The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:

7 “Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”

 

8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

 

9 I will praise You forever for what You have done. In the presence of Your faithful people, I will put my hope in Your name, for it is good.

 

My commentary:

V.1 Bragging is dialogue of the proud and arrogant. “God opposes the proud” even if they are applauded as “VIP” or “MVP”

V.2 “devises” shows conscious effort and preparation

v.3 “Love evil” enough said.

v.4 You probably have a storehouse of evil ammo to use against those who love the Lord

V.5 Let’s pray that when God brings you down, you will repent so it will not last “forever.”

V.5b Whatever is sheltering you is transient and will be exposed

V.5c You and your influence will no longer torment people seeking God

V.6 God will bring honor to Himself and compassion to His people.

V.7 We are admonished to make God our refuge and shelter, our provider and provision. You will serve as a bad example.

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