Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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

Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.
You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully. Selah
You love any words that destroy,
you treacherous tongue!

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.”

Psalm 52:1-5 HCSB

 

“Your tongue is like a velvet sledgehammer.”  In her youthful ignorance, the ravishing beauty thought this exhortation was a compliment. Years later she would reflect with regret on her pattern of behavior that led to this slight.

Who hasn’t bragged about a clever insult thrown out to to one-up someone to make them look like less?  In the end, did it make you look like more?

Are you this person?

“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.” Ps 52:7

Will you choose instead to be this person through the power of the Holy Spirit?:

“But I am like a flourishing olive tree
in the house of God;
I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.
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.” Ps 52:8-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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