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FOUNDATION (Psalm 52)

Psalm 52:1-9
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While we rely on 24-7 news feeds to be informed, the constant reminder of evil in the world can cause us to despair and become disillusioned.  It is important to stop from time to time and shape our response with God’s perspective: 

Psalm 52:1-9

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.
Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love evil more than good,
Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
You love all devouring words,
You deceitful tongue.

God shall likewise destroy you forever;
He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous also shall see and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,
“Here is the man who did not make 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;

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Olive tree at the corner of Afarsemon and Hamor Streets, Jerusalem. אלכס סמירנוב Pikiwiki Israel [CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement – MKM Portfolios

I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

 

Despite the prevalence of evil in the world, those who put their trust in God can be an oasis of hope and stability.  God will not tolerate evil indefinitely and always comes to the aid of those whose confidence is in Him.