Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? (Psalm 52)

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Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior?
    Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever?
 All day long you plot destruction.
    Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;
    you’re an expert at telling lies.
 You love evil more than good
    and lies more than truth.
 You love to destroy others with your words,
    you liar!
 But God will strike you down once and for all.
    He will pull you from your home
    and uproot you from the land of the living. Psalm 52

 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

Now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.  So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. Don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
 
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?

“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God

When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.

He will not shout
    or raise his voice in public.
 He will not crush the weakest reed
    or put out a flickering candle.
    He will bring justice to all who have been wronged

Isaiah 42, Matthew 12:20

The Lord has said “Tell them I want a changed heart”

 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
 Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life


bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
 2 Cor 10:5

Proverbs 14:29 Proverbs 27:4 Proverbs 29:11 Ecclesiastes 7:9 Colossians 3:8, Eph 4:21, James 1: 21-22, Matthew 5:22 , James 4:1, ps 139:23-24, Matt 5:21. Mark 11:25

4 thoughts on “Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? (Psalm 52)

    • You? No way! Well this verse and I go way back – in fact it was kind of scary the way I would open up to this verse – why do you boast of Your crimes? ps 52— when I got into an argument with someone – okay so i’m not perfect, but after two (okay,maybe 8) years of opening up to this verse I finally let it change me.
      Unity and peace are key- Love is long suffering. Oh don’t I know it….

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