In this psalm,David is mocking his enemies who seek evil as a way of life. He points out how counter-productive their focus is because God’s lovingkindness will always win. Instead of seeking ill-gotten gains, like his enemy, David seeks after God’s heart. He describes himself as an olive tree that grows under the loving care of God.
“I am like an olive tree growing in the house of God. I trust in his constant love forever and ever.” Psalm 52:8
I actually have an olive tree growing in my house. It was a gift from a dear friend. It spent the summer outside and I am preparing to bring it back in so the Minnesota winter won’t destroy it. When I see it, I will now think of this verse and the way God nourishes and cares for me with his loving-kindness.
See you tomorrow for Psalm 53