Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 52 (King James Version)

1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
2The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

Reflection

The psalm is written about a person the psalmist believes is trying to hurt him. In anger, the psalmist cries against the injustices suffered. The psalmist's hope is that God will remove this deceitful person from power. The deceit of the wicked is compared to those who are righteous, as rigtheous as an olive in the house of God.

We are starting to see God reducing the power and influence society has for public political and religious leaders who speak words of deceit. Some media pastors who blamed the world's problems on gay people have completely discredited themselves with comments on other topics. In a few cases, well-known pastors have said things so evil about gay people that moderate and conservative people have recoiled in horror and have started to labor for gay rights.