Psalms Chapter 52
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1 (To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.) Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 52 Bible commentary...
The enemies of the truth and the church described, Their destruction. (1-5) The righteous rejoice. (6-9)
1-5 Those that glory in sin, glory in their shame. The patience and forbearance of God are abused by sinners, to the hardening of their hearts in their wicked ways. But the enemies in vain boast in their mischief, while we have God's mercy to trust in. It will not save us from the guilt of lying, to be able to say, there was some truth in what we said, if we make it appear otherwise than it was. The more there is of craft and contrivance in any wickedness, the more there is of Satan in it. When good men die, they are transplanted from the land of the living on earth, to heaven, the garden of the Lord, where they shall take root for ever; but when wicked men die, they are rooted out, to perish for ever. The believer sees that God will destroy those who make not him their strength.
6-9 Those wretchedly deceive themselves, who think to support themselves in power and wealth without God. The wicked man trusted in the abundance of his riches; he thought his wickedness would help him to keep his wealth. Right or wrong, he would get what he could, and keep what he had, and ruin any one that stood in his way; this he thought would strengthen him; but see what it comes to! Those who by faith and love dwell in the house of God, shall be like green olive-trees there. And that we may be as green olive-trees, we must live a life of faith and holy confidence in God and his grace. It adds much to the beauty of our profession, and to fruitfulness in every grace, to be much in praising God; and we never can want matter for praise. His name alone can be our refuge and strong tower. It is very good for us to wait on that saving name; there is nothing better to calm and quiet our spirits, when disturbed, and to keep us in the way of duty, when tempted to use any crooked courses for our relief, than to hope, and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. None ever followed his guidance but it ended well.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 52 comment about verse 8 on 3/24/2013, 7:58am...
David compares himself to a green olive tree in the house of the Lord. He said I will trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. The olive tree is the longest of the living trees, and David knows that God will bless him with long life for trusting in His mercy. We can ask the question where would we be were it not for the mercy of God? We would be lost for ever. As we remember the Lord Jesus marching in Jerusalem on a donkey, and the children shouting Hosanna in the highest, let us praise God for ever and ever. Jesus said that if His children did not praise Him, the very rocks would cry out. Thank God that this body is the temple of God, and by the power of the Holy Spirit we can cry out to Him, because He is the Lamb that was slain, and is worthy to receive power, glory, majesty, and praise for ever and ever. Amen!!!
Adewole mathew's Psalms Chapter 52 comment on 1/06/2012, 7:15am...
i love the verse8 of that chapter,but i like a green olive tree in the house of God,that show how we are great in present of God
Linda S. flagg's Psalms Chapter 52 comment on 6/18/2011, 10:34am...
god lead me to this chapter when I had concerns of a prideful wealthy man. I was so amazed to find this chapter pinpoint to what God will do to them that trust in their wealth and not God.For god plainly states he will destroy anyone that loves evil and not good. This is a suitable warning to them that are evil bosters.God will certainly not tolerate it.
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