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 … “
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 â€”
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.