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.