Posted: December 7,2009
Let us again look this week at Psalm 52. It was
written by David during the dark days when Doeg killed Ahimelech the
priest and his family who had helped David escape from Saul.
Let us look this week at verses 4-5
where we find ‘The Enemies Concluding State’. In these verses we
see one of the greatest matches of the wits of strength between Doeg and
Deity. You can only imagine who shall be the victor.
Let us look in verse 4 at ‘The Words
Of Doeg’. There has been a little rhyme passed down through time
that goes like this: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words
will never hurt me.’ What a great lie. Words are often very devastating
to human kind. We are told in verse 4 that Doeg “…lovest all
devouring words,” He had a taste and love for only words that
destroy. These devouring words are the actions of the boa constrictor
that desires to swallow down the righteous man. David says of Doeg and
his kind that they have a ‘deceitful tongue’. The word deceitful
means to fraud, be crafty, guile, treachery, and subtle. These were some
of the words used to describe Satan’s words to Eve in the Garden of
Eden. James tells us that no man can tame the tongue. It is full of
deadly poison. Unless Christ lives within there is no bridle of control
over the tongue. James says he found it hard for one to say they are
saved and have blessing, cursing, and sweet and bitter water coming from
the same mouth. James tells us if a man can control the tongue he can
control the whole body. Who knows better than I the impossibility to
control the tongue apart from being filled with the Word of God and the
Spirit of God.
In our title we find in the concluding
state of Doeg, ‘The Words Of Deity’ in verse 5. David writing
under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost uses four words to explain the
utter destruction God will rain down on Doeg.
The first is the word ‘destroy’.
The word means to tear down and break in pieces. It is used of the
destruction of the false altar. David tells that the destruction of Doeg
will go on forever. The second word of God’s dealings with Doeg is found
in the phrase ‘He shall take away’. The phrase means to sweep
away your family, fortune, and leaves no evidence that anything of Doeg
ever existed. It is a complete and thorough sweeping. The third word is
‘pluck thee out’. The phrase means to twist and to pull up. This
will be a violent work of destruction on Doeg. The fourth is ‘to root
you out of the land of the living’. It carries the idea of absolute
destruction leaving not a trace of a root.
Let us ponder in closing the word ‘Selah’.
David is asking us to pause for a moment and look at the workers of
iniquity as they are pitted with the God of divine justice. I tell you I
see clearly that the workers of sin will be no match when the God of
divine justice has His final say.