Sunday, July 18, 2010

Psalm 52

The song of the day is "Break Me Down" by Tenth Avenue North, just for today. It's on the playlist.

Oh, how baseball leaves you tired. I wasn't even playing, and I was drained! My head feels SO much better today! So, THIS is what I call the blogging mood! How are my followers doing??? Have you invited anyone???? PLEASE DO!!!!!

Psalm 52 talks about enemies and uses quite a few examples. There are several ways to be "mean" or "rude" or "clique-ish". Let's see, then, we'll explore.

Psalm 52
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Your tongue plots distruction; it is sharpened like a razor, you who practice deceit. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. You love every harmful word, O you decietful tongue! Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the land of the living. The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him saying, "Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!" But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you've done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.

Long? Sound a bit... negative? Yes and yes. But, let's see if YOU fit into that category? I honestly don't wanna know if I fit in there, but it's better to know than to know on the last day. Let's see...

-You brag a lot
-You gossip a lot
-You'd rather do something bad rather than good
-You lie more often than speaking the truth
-You can be a bit sarcastic at times
-You roll in what you own, but never even glance at your Bible.
-You bring down others (read the gym blog for more on that!)

Do you NOT fit in that category at all??? All of us do, so don't be afraid to really look deep and don't feel like a jerk just because you show one of those things. But, let's see about what's going RIGHT in your life right now:

-You only brag every once in a while but try hard not to
-You keep what you know about someone else to yourself, if you can
-You love being called "Goody two-shoes"!
-You're honest, even if it's a bit TOO honest
-You try not to be sarcastic, even if it seems funny at times
-You read your Bible, even if it means not watching your favorite movie
-You love to encourage EVERYONE, even those you DESPISE
-You take it as a compliment when people call you "perfect" but are quick to add that you aren't.

We all are great, and we're all bad. But if you've asked for forgiveness at least once and keep praying that prayer, you aren't only a Christian, but you aren't bad anymore!

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