The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.” – Psalm 52 (KJV)




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  1. Psalm 52: Your Tongue Is a Razor
    Heading: For the choir director. A maskil[a] by David.
    When Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul
    and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”[b]

    Doeg’s Sin
    1 Why do you boast about evil, you hero?
    The mercy of God endures all day long.
    2 Your tongue plans destruction.
    It is like a sharpened razor, you scheming liar.
    3 You love evil rather than good. Interlude
    You love lying rather than speaking what is right.
    4 You lying tongue, you love every word that devours!

    Doeg’s Judgment
    5 But God will tear you down forever.
    He will grab you and pull you out of your tent. Interlude
    He will uproot you from the land of the living.
    6 Then the righteous will see and fear.
    Then they will laugh at him:
    7 “Look, here is the man who did not make God his stronghold,
    but trusted in the greatness of his wealth.
    He grew strong by his destructive deeds!”

    David’s Delivery
    8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.
    I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
    9 I will thank you forever because you have done this.
    I will hope in your name in the presence of your favored ones
    because it is good. – Psalm 52 (EHV)

    Footnotes:
    [a] Psalm 52:1 A maskil is a type of hymn. It means a song that makes one wise or a skillful song. Other maskils include Psalms 53–55.
    [b] Psalm 52:1 See 1 Samuel 21 and 22.

  2. OneGuy gave us a post replete with pain. Maybe hopelessness. Let us hold to the verse today.

    “Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

    The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

    Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

    Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

    God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

    The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

    Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

    I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.” – Psalm 52 (KJV)

    Do you think the thieves and liars are immune to what is stated above?

    Carry on

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