Psalm 52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Just before this verse, the psalmist said that God was going to destroy those that didn’t believe Him and serve Him. God would take them away, take them from their homes and they would lose their lives. They were going to be destroyed.
The reason all this would happen is that the rebellious would believe that they could be their own strength. These unbelievers thought that their money could take care of them. They did more and more wrong because they didn’t believe that they needed God. They rebelled and felt that they could make it own their own.
That is not true. God will be the Lord and Ruler. He is who you need. God alone can save. He alone can give purpose to your life. Who or what is the source of your strength. Are you trusting in yourself? Are you trusting in your money, your intelligence, your friendships or what? It is time to believe in God.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Ps 52:5.
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