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Psalm 52:8-9 (JDV)

Psalm 52:8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s covenant faithfulness permanently and continually.
Psalm 52:9 I will praise you permanently for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.

tree in the house

The psalmist had just given over his enemy to God, trusting God to take care of all the turmoil the enemy had caused. Instead of focusing on the pain and suffering caused by someone else, the psalmist decided he was going to be an olive tree in the house of God.

Olive trees live a very long time, and remain fruitful for a very long time. What is the secret of a long life in spite of troubles and adversaries? Determine to be different than your enemies. Determine to focus on pleasing God by providing fruit for his household.

Lord, we choose to leave our enemies to you to sort out. We choose to bear good fruit for your house.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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