Psalms – Chapter 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.”

I continue today with Psalms 52.  If you’re getting sick of Psalms, and I don’t blame you, you’re stuck for a while.  After this chapter there are five more chapters of Psalms to discuss before moving back into 1 Samuel.  Hang in there!  Remember, I’m doing the hard work for you.  Just think how I feel right now!  🙂

“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?” – Psalms 52:1

Boasting about the evil of killing babies God commanded you to kill is okay, but boasting about some other evil is not?  Hmmm.

“You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.” – Psalms 52:3

Wait, are we talking about a human here or are we talking about God?  So hard to tell.

“The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying…” – Psalms 52:6

People who fear generally do not laugh.

“And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.” – Psalms 52:9

David has a very odd definition of ‘good’.

That concludes Psalms 52.  David continues to praise God.  Somehow David is not aware of God’s other evil deeds of killing innocent people, enslaving people, and raping women and children.  It’s almost as if David is unaware because…wait for it…God doesn’t exist!

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 56:  For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

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