Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – July 22

Thank you for joining us for a summer in Psalms! This Bible study is intended to be interactive, as a stepping stone from reading God’s Word to journaling with Him. The Discover One Thing ministry uses the SOAP method of Bible Study (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) during our daily time at the feet of Jesus. To learn more, check out the “What’s SOAP?” tab above. Please read the Psalm below, let God speak to you through it, then post a response in the Comments section on our website’s home page (i.e., verse that stood out to you, observation, application, prayer, question, prayer request, response to another’s comment). Please check back! Together we can encourage one another and grow closer to God!

-Becky & Dyea

Psalm 52

For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
    Why do you boast all day long,
    you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit,
    your tongue plots destruction;
    it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good,
    falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
You love every harmful word,
    you deceitful tongue!

Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
    He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
    he will uproot you from the land of the living.
The righteous will see and fear;
    they will laugh at you, saying,
“Here now is the man
    who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
    and grew strong by destroying others!”

But I am like an olive tree
    flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
    for ever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you
    in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
    for your name is good.

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Posted on July 22, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. And I will hope in your name, for your
    Name is good

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  2. The story of Saul is so sad. When he first became king, he loved God. In the beginning of his reign, he intended to be the man after God’s heart that David became known as. But conquest and riches–things of the world–distracted him from God and the guidance of those who loved God, to the point that his legacy is best described in verses 1-7 of this psalm. He turned his back on God. God still used Saul for His glory, but it was the destruction of his evil ways that glorified God rather than a humble reign under God. I wonder how conscious Saul was that his choices were leading him away from God. He seemed to be a little disillusioned at the end of his life, thinking still that God was on his side no matter what.

    Saul is an important reminder to me that I need to search myself often for things that I’m doing, ways that I am acting, thoughts that I am thinking that are offensive to God and ask God for forgiveness and to cut these offensive things out of my life. To stay under God in every choice I make. To carefully consider the guidance of others that God has placed in my path as guidance that may be straight from the mouth of God to keep me on His path. Yes, I pray all of that, God. I seek to remain connected to and under You.

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  3. Verse 7 : “Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!”

    …help me always and forever, discern and veer of this.

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