Psalm 36: How evil grows and a authentic response


In our staff meeting at Diane Langberg’s we read from a portion of George Adams Smith’s 4 Psalms where he devotionally comments on Psalm 36. He says there is a better translation of the first verse which suggests evil starts as a whisper in the heart and grows to full bloom of deception to the point where we don’t care but plan openly to sin. Then in an abrupt fashion, the Psalm changes course and focuses on the glory and majesty of God. This, he says, is the antidote to the growing problem (no, not the prostate per recent ads). You can check out Smith’s writing on-line at www.gutenberg.org. Search for him using the author search form. This book is his only work on this wonderful site.

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Filed under Biblical Reflection, Meditations, sin

One response to “Psalm 36: How evil grows and a authentic response

  1. Lightbearer

    Agreed; focusing on what you do want, and not focusing (read: anxious attachment) on what you don’t want, gets results.

    Easier said than done 🙂

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