Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long
you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.
You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. Selah
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous will see, and fear, and will laugh at the evildoer, saying,
“See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!”
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
I will thank you forever, because of what you have done. In the presence of the faithful I will proclaim your name, for it is good.
Where is my rooting? This tree was rooted in shallow sandy soil just off the gulf coast of Florida. While it was able to grow for a while, it’s hallow roots could not sustain the tree. What about us? Where is our rooting? Is it in deep, healthy soil that allows us to be fed continually or do we root ourselves in those things that nourish us for a hike but eventually runs dry?