daily reading 3.3 (Psalm 52)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray to the Lord:

Lord, I am like an olive tree
That thrives in your domain,
Dependent on your steadfast love
Whose power can never wane.
May I forever give you praise
For what your hand has done,
Hope in your name, and with your saints
Make all your goodness known. Amen.

Psalm 52

  • For the choir director. A Maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”
  • Why boast 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 see and fear, and they will derisively say about that hero, 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.

For yourself, pray:

  • That you will flourish forever in God’s house

Other people to pray for:

  • For anyone who has wronged you recently

A psalm setting to listen to:

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