05/10/2018 — Psalms Chapters 50, 53, 60, & 75

In reading these Psalms I denote a bit of a theme in several of them — the Lord’s assessment  of the wicked and non-believers.

Psalm 50:16-21

16 But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws
    or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction
    and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join with him;
    you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil
    and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother
    and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,
    you thought I was exactly[c] like you.
But I now arraign you
    and set my accusations before you.

Psalm 53:1

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

Psalm 75:7-10
It is God who judges:
    He brings one down, he exalts another.
In the hand of the Lord is a cup
    full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
    drink it down to its very dregs.

As for me, I will declare this forever;
    I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,
10 who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,
    but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

1 comment

  • missliz

    I like the verses in chapter 75 when it talks about how life and the world seem terribly unsteady at times. Is God responsible or just allowing it to happen before he steps in to hold the pillars firm? Either way, God is still in control.

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