Psalms 52:8 — 9
“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 you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.”
My take: Olive trees in Israel where highly prized and robust. So this a good thing 🙂 How do you feel in the House of God? If you don’t attend reguraly and feel like him, why not? So many good choices we have. I would love to spend some time worshipping with David. I can only imagine. Yet, that isn’t too far fetched to experience giving God praise with King David in eternity some golden day.
I so appreciate David’s candor and love for God; for his love of God’s steadfast love. I can be fickle, David too but not God. His love is true, pure and long suffering.
Yes, God, God alone in three wonderful Persons, has done it. IT! For He is the Great I AM! He vows to thank Him forever. Will you join me in doing such as we wait on His precious name?
My prayer: Heavenly Host, Your name is revered by billions including me. Thank You for caring and knowing my name. I shall exalt Your forevermore!
Notes: The olive was one of the main elements in ancient Israelite cuisine. Olive oil was used for not only food and cooking, but also lighting, sacrificial offerings, ointment, and anointment for priestly or royal office.
The olive tree is one of the first plants mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and in the Christian Old Testament, and one of the most significant. It was an olive leaf that a dove brought back to Noah to demonstrate that the flood was over (Book of Genesis, 8:11). The olive is listed in Deuteronomy 8:8 as one of the seven species that are noteworthy products of the Land of Israel.
I think is interesting the olive tree is an evergreen.