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Janet: Carol, I am just reading this.  So sorry for your loss, glad your beloved Don knew the Lord and you have the assurance of his eternity  and that you WILL see him again.  Much love to you.  Janet Jun 18 2022 8:49am

Oldiesmann: So sorry for your loss Carol. Praying for you and your family :( May 01 2022 5:13pm

Carol: My husband Don is with the angels.....Our family was able to hold  ourselves together for the last moments.  Juar rhoufhr you might want to know. Apr 29 2022 11:35pm

Carol: Thankful:  Don is home from hospital.  I found him unconscious with head outside on the floor and the rest was in the shower.  At the same moment, one son was walking through the front door to visit.  Two fire trucks came racing in and they took over After Dec 29 2021 10:01pm

JennyW: Autumn is shaping up to be quite beautiful this year! Oct 02 2021 12:24pm

JudyB: I will be back this evening to start July's thoughts..... The wedding was beautiful! Jul 02 2021 11:51am

JudyB: June is finally started! Jun 07 2021 12:34pm

JudyB: I've gone crazy posting songs today, all but one were Pat's favourites too! Apr 15 2021 10:24pm

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Psalm 52

Al Moak

Wickedness always hates righteousness. That's why those who carry in their souls the great burden of their own rebellion against God hate those who are forgiven. Guilt always does that - it produces hatred toward innocence, a desire to be rid of those whose very existence make the guilt worse by contrast. This morning worship song recognizes that common problem, the problem of hatred that puts the justified, righteous man in danger from the unrighteous. It's a song of assurance for the saints of God who have to live in a hostile and sinful world. It begins with God's indictment against the rebellious. He says to them, "Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking righteousness. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue!" You see, the problem, is that the "rebellious" are failures! They can't win, because God's goodness to the righteous stands like a mighty mountain, unmoved by all their rebellion. It continues even though they fight it, even though they persecute the godly, even when in their hatred they attempt to "devour" them. They can't win, and, on top of that, they're doomed forever! Unless there's repentance, there's just one sure end for it all. The song expresses that terrible end when it says, "He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and uproot you from the land of the living!" Oh the self-deceived souls of fallen men! What an awful and certain doom they face! But the worshippers sing, "The righteous also shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, 'Here is the man who did not make God his strength!" This just means that even those who are redeemed by the Lord will experience awe and reverential fear when they behold the justice of God upon such people. After all, they themselves could have experienced that justice. But they'll also "laugh" at their persecutors because they'll finally be safe from them, finally be freed from the terrors of this fallen world! The redeemed can look forward to that final end and sing, "But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God - I will praise You forever, because You have done it, and in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your Name, for it is good." God's people can absolutely trust Him for a definite and final victory over the evil of this world! How about you? Are there people around you who taunt you? Are there even some who hate you and try, sometimes very hard, to drag you down to their level, or, failing that, to get rid of you? Don't give in. God's goodness hasn't ceased. A blessedly perfect end is still before you!

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