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Watermark Community Church

A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Scott Kedersha

Scott Kedersha

@skedersha

Welcome to one of the greatest days of the year! We get to read Psalm 52, AND it’s the official opening day of March Madness! My team is Wake Forest, but we already lost on Tuesday in the play-in game. Who’s your team?

I've been married to Kristen for more than 15 years, and together we’re raising four boys. I serve on staff at Watermark on the marriage team, primarily helping couples prepare for and start strong in their marriages. I write at scottkedersha.com, and I'm in the middle of writing my first book.

Last, I love food—unless it involves one food in particular.

 

March 16, 2017

CHOOSING TO LIKE THE THING I HATE


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Psalm 52

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil [1] of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

52:1 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous shall see and fear,
and shall laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!” [2]

But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 52:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
[2] 52:7 Or in his work of destruction

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 121:4

Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.