But to the wicked, God says:

What right have you to recite my laws

or take my covenant on your lips?

You hate my instruction

and cast my words behind you.

When you see a thief, you join with him;

you throw in your lot with adulterers.

You use your mouth for evil

and harness your tongue to deceit.”

. . .

These things you have done and I kept silent;

you thought I was altogether like you.

But I will rebuke you

and accuse you to your face.

Consider this, you who forget God,

or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue … “

Psalm 50:16-19

In Bible class yesterday morning we talked about the schedule some people use of reading five Psalms a day for a month. It takes you through the entire book. I’m not going to do it strictly, but this morning I did read the five for today, Psalms 46 – 50. I will reread the same ones tomorrow.

There is a lot of perspective in the Psalms – a lot of the long view, and the deeper view, of life. Here’s another dose.

Do not be overawed when a man grows rich,

when the splendor of his house increases;

for he will take nothing with him when he dies,

his splendor will not descend with him.

Though while he lived he counted himself blessed —

and men praise you when you prosper –

he will join the generation of his fathers,

who will never see the light of life.

A man who has riches without understanding

is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49;16-20