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					                  Psalm 52                                        DOEG THE EDOMITE
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of       I. The wickedness of wicked (1-5)
 David, when Doeg the Edomite came and              A. What the wicked did (1-4)
told Saul, and said unto him, David is come           1. The wicked paraded triumph (1)
        to the house of Ahimelech.                    2. The wicked poisoned tongue (2)
                                                      3. The wicked perverted temperament (3-4)
1. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O         B. What the wicked deserved (5)
mighty man? the good of God endureth             II. The blessings of David (6-9)
continually.                                        A. The strengthening of David‟s friends (6-7)
2. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a            B. The strengthening of David‟s faith (8-9)
sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3. Thou lovest evil more than good; and                  THE CONFIDENCE OF FAITH - VERSE 1
lying rather than to speak righteousness.        I. The circumstances were distressing
Selah.                                              A. David was misjudged
4. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou          B. David exiled
deceitful tongue.                                   C. A bad man in power
5. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever,        D. God‟s priests slain
he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out      II. The consolation was abiding
of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of         A. There is a God
the land of the living. Selah                       B. He is good
6. The righteous also shall see, and fear, and      C. His goodness continues
shall laugh at him:                                 D. God will therefore overcome
7. Lo, this is the man that make not God his     III. The rejoinder was triumphant “why boastest thou?”
strength; but trusted in the abundance of his       A. The mischief did not touch the main point
riches, and strengthened himself in his             B. It would be overruled
wickedness.                                         C. It would recoil
8. But I am like a green olive tree in the          D. It would expose the perpetrators to scorn
house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for    T.O.D. Val. I page 432
ever and ever.
9. I will praise thee for ever, because thou               CONTRASTING COMMITMENTS
hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for   I. The commitment of the wicked (1-7)
it is good before thy saints.                    II. The commitment of the righteous (8-9)
                                                 PSALM 52
                                               THE WICKED


It says to the chief musician Maschil that means instruction, an instructional Psalm, a Psalm about instructing
the people. This is a Psalm about the wicked people. A Psalm of David, David is the author of it. When
Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. And you can
read that sitting back in 1 Samuel 20 – 24 how David is running from Saul and he‟s now getting ready to go
over to the Philistines and join himself up to the Philistines. Saul has a long arm and he can reach a long
way but he‟s afraid of the Philistines, he‟s not going to reach over into the Philistines land and the Philistine
territory and try to get David. But David stopped at Nod where the Ark of the Covenant was, where the
tabernacle was sat up at that time to worship the Lord. Ahimelech was the high priest and David goes in.
Our Lord Jesus refers to what David did when he went in and got the shewbread, to be used only by the
priest and David took that and gave it to his men and then he got the sword of Goliath and Doeg was there
and David saw him and David said later that he recognized that he should have done something right then
and there. Because he knew how mean and vicious the Edomites were and you remember Herod had sent
the troops down in Jesus‟ day to Bethlehem and killed all the children two years old and under. He was an
Edomite, so the Edomites were vicious people. They had no respect for anyone except themselves. They
were wicked people. You know I think we have a lot of the descendents of the Edomites, in theory and in
spirit, running through our land today. So let‟s look at this Psalm and the wickedness of the individuals and
the wickedness of life. We find that the wickedness of the wicked is described in this Psalm in verses 1
through 5. So let‟s take a look at it. David says, “Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the
good of God endureth continually.” First of all he‟s going to look at what the wicked is. The wicked
appears triumphant. David says, “Why boastest thou thyself.” The wicked seems like they‟ve got the
victory right now. From the time this nation was founded until 1964, we had prayer, Bible reading, Ten
Commandments in the classroom, and there‟s nothing wrong with it. That was the way, that was what
America was established for. It was what America was set upon. And then all of a sudden in 1964 you got
some men sitting in big long black robes up there that call themselves the supreme court, some people I
guess we ought to say, men and ladies sitting up there, and they said no, the separation of church and state,
which that word does not appear in the constitution and never came into being until 1956 was the first time
somebody used it and in 1964 they started really hammering down hard upon it and trying their best to
destroy this nation. I believe that‟s exactly what they‟re trying to do right now. They are trying to destroy
America. They‟re trying to destroy the young people. The people in authority want to allow sexuality to run
ramped, and you can see that from the white house all the way down. With their wanting to exploit the
younger people and use them as sex objects, so they are going to allow all of the wickedness and things to
continue to flow and they say that all of this garbage that comes across the internet, men and women having
sex with each other on film and, that‟s all protected by the first amendment. You and I both know and
anybody with common sense knows that that was not what the first amendment was set up for. So David is
saying about Doeg, he hears what‟s happened, how he has killed Ahimelech, Saul turns to his men and said,
„kill the priest and his family‟ and they wouldn‟t do it. But Saul turns to Doeg and tells him to kill him and
he falls upon them and kills them and goes to the town and kills the men, the women and the children, the
animals and everything else. When David hears of this David says, „I‟ve got this upon me, this is the cause
of what I did.‟ And he says I can‟t go and fight Saul, I‟m not strong enough to do that, so here‟s what I‟ll do,
I‟ll just do what I can and he goes to the Lord. He said, I‟ll have to turn Doeg over to the Lord and let the
Lord handle him. So David starts out by saying to the wicked, He says, “Why boastest thou thyself in
mischief, O mighty man?” You have the power right now, but I want to remind you of something folks, the
word of God says that all things work together for good to them that love and serve the Lord, to them that are
called according to His purpose. I want you to know that God is still on the throne, God is still in control,
and the wicked, the ACLU, the communist party and the lovers of destroying this nation, the haters of
America, they might think that they have power right now, they have authority, the wicked has the authority
from the white house down. But I want you to know God is still on the throne and I want you to know that
God is going to have the last say. If you read the last chapter you‟ll find, it might be lions ten now and
Christians nothing, but I want you to know at the end we win. God is still in authority, and don‟t you ever
forget it. You listen to those that are boasting and you listen to those that make people of faith seem like
they‟re ignorant and that they have nowhere to turn and nothing to do. I want you to know that God‟s still in
authority. And God still has the control over everything. I want you to know that America is coming down.
The only place you find the USA in end time prophecy is right in the middle of Jerusalem, J E R U S A. And
I believe that‟s why America is here, to support Israel and whenever we turn our backs on Israel God said to
Abraham, „I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.‟ And every nation that sets out to
destroy Israel, has turned their back on Israel, God has brought judgment against them. And America I want
you to know those of you that do not believe in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I want you to know that
God‟s still in control, He‟s still on His throne and the wicked is going to be triumphant for a while but I want
you to know that their day is coming. Why? Because the goodness of God endureth continually. God‟s not
done folks.
    Listen to what He says in verse 2, “Thy tongue deviseth mischief; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.”
We see that the darts of a poisoneth tongue of the wicked set out and devise the…that‟s a picture right there
of the ACLU. That‟s the picture of those that have gone into a political office in deceit and turned their back
upon the political office of helping the people, ministering to the needs of the people and trying to bring this
nation to the fullness of what God would have it to be. That‟s the wicked, and their tongue is deceitful, it
devises mischief. They look at ways, lying is something that doesn‟t bother them. They can stand and tell a
lie and it does not bother them in any way, shape or form. Whenever our president stood and pounded his
hand and said I did not have sex with that woman, and then turned around, lying to the people and knowing
it. He had absolutely no facial expressions; nothing about there was anything wrong with lying. He got
caught and he didn‟t want anybody to know it. Man is that not a picture of what‟s going on today. People
lying and think it‟s all right, nothing wrong with lying. I was in a revival meeting and a Sunday School
superintendent made the statement in a Sunday School class, I was sitting there and the teacher was teaching
and the Sunday School superintendent said „why listen, it wouldn‟t bother me one bit to lie to get out of
trouble right then, if I had a chance to tell a lie and get out of trouble, he said that wouldn‟t bother me a bit.
And I said „good night, what kind of leadership do we have whenever we‟ve got Christian people, the people
that say they love Jesus and they don‟t care a bit to lie just to keep themselves out of trouble. Listen if we
would live the lives that we ought to live there would be no reason to stand and lie. If we would do what we
ought to do and let truth be truth, and righteousness be righteousness and God be God and serve the true and
living God we wouldn‟t have a reason to cover up and try to be deceitful. We see the poison lie is on the
tongue of the wicked. Verse 3 he says, “Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak
righteousness.” How about that Selah, how about that. “Thou lovest evil more than good”, boy is he not
describing the picture of the day in which we live. Whenever your sheriff and your police officers, the
scandal going on in California now, they‟ve falsified records and planted evidence and put people in jail that
wasn‟t guilty to keep a police officer free that had stolen drugs. Saw where a sheriff here in Kentucky in one
of our counties was arrested because he was the headman of the drug trafficking and things. Loving to lie,
loving evil more than good, trying their best to deceive the world and just to lift themselves and just be
protective of themselves, not worrying about anybody else, not caring about the number of people that are
killed. People that want to bring alcohol into our county because they say we could make money, look at the
taxes. Look at the lives that will be lost, they don‟t care about the lives of your children; they don‟t care
about your families and your homes. All they are wanting to do is to line their pockets with money so they
can have what they want. They don‟t care about anything else. They love evil rather than good. My is
David not painting a picture of the society in which we live in today?
Look at verse 4, “Thou lovest all devouring words.” You love to stand up and lead people astray, turn
people from the way they ought to go. “O thou deceitful tongue” What did the Bible say in John 8:44, “Ye
are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Those that are wanting to bring the deceit and the lies in and it doesn‟t
bother them a bit to stand and lie and cheat and steal and commit adultery and lust and envy. Every bit of
that is just part of their lying. And the only thing they worry about is when they get caught. When they get
caught they want to start weeping and they start lying more and start making excuses more and more. Why,
because they are of their father the devil. The devil is a deceiver, he will continue to deceive. “God shall
likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root
thee out of the land of the living.” Verse 5. “God shall likewise destroy thee,” God is going to destroy the
evil, you can rest assured that God is going to come down, God is going to bring judgment upon the wicked.
Don‟t think for one moment that they are getting by with it. Those that are out here selling this pornography,
those that are pushing pornography over the airwaves, those that are selling the alcohol and those that are
selling the drugs, oh they might think they ahead of the law. They might think that they are depending upon
their own wisdom and their own righteousness. Those that have all kinds of wealth and have loaded
themselves down with wealth and turned their back on God, it might look like they‟re victors now but you
mark it down, the word of God teaches one thing, listen, don‟t care who you are, don‟t care how much
money you have, don‟t care how much education you have, there‟s one for certain, the Bible says it‟s once
appointed unto men to die and after this the judgment. You might have a zillion dollars right now and you
might be able to give a billion dollars to somebody else, but I want you to know that all of your money and
all of your wisdom and all of your power and all of your authority, all stop at the grave. It‟ll not go any
further than that. And when the Lord God Almighty calls your number and your number is set, it‟s
appointed, there‟s a day out there, God‟s just put so many beats in every heart and there‟s a day out there that
you‟re going to stand before a Holy God and the righteousness and the purity of God is going to win out in
the end. That where he closes out in verses 6 through 9 he says “The righteous also shall see, and fear, and
shall laugh at him:” Those that serve the Lord are going to be able to look down and look back and we‟re
going to spend eternity laughing in the presence of God. Oh the wicked is laughing in the face of God right
now, they are laughing at those that go to church. They call us fanatics and what was it the governor of
Minnesota said „weak minded individuals‟ has to depend upon God and depend upon Christianity. My
friend the Bible teaches very plainly that those of us that are serving the Lord is going to laugh at those
whenever destruction comes. We will turn around, we will spend eternity laughing and praising God in the
presence of the Lord at those that have turned their backs on God in this life, and said „no, I„d rather do it my
way, I‟d rather have it my way, I‟d rather go my way, I don‟t need the Lord, I don‟t want the Lord, I want
nothing to do with the Lord. They‟re going to spend eternity separated from the Lord, in a place of outer
darkness where there will be no friends, they‟ll have no power, they‟ll have no authority, they‟ll have no
money, they‟ll have no love, they‟ll have no water, they‟ll have no bread, they‟ll have no light, they‟ll have
absolutely nothing but the memories of the opportunities they had to turn to Jesus and they said „no.‟ And
those that have said „yes‟ to Jesus will spend eternity basting in His love, walking in His presence, enjoying
His Love, enjoying His food, enjoying the righteousness and the purity and the holiness of a Holy God.
Those that said no will turn their hearts over and over again in a place called hell but it will be too late.
“Lo, this is the man that make not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and
strengthened himself in his wickedness.” That‟s who is going to be laughed at. Why, because they‟ve
turned their backs upon God.
“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.” There
was olive trees all around where the tabernacle was. The green olive tree means it‟s a branch of the green
tree never ending. Have you experienced that never ending life with Christ? You can do that today by
recognizing the fact that your sinfulness and your wickedness is going to turn you away forever from God.
But a holy loving father says „I love you and I‟ll give you the gift of God, eternal life, if you‟ll just come and
trust in Jesus Christ. If you‟ll say „yes‟ to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that‟s all there is to it. Lord I
repent of my sin, I turn from my sin and I trust you, Jesus will give you the gift of God, eternal life. I pray
that you‟ll do that very thing. A simple prayer, Lord Jesus, I‟m a sinner, I‟m sorry that I‟ve sinned. Come
into my heart and save my soul. Jesus will do that very thing, just for you.

				
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