6 The righteous will see it and be amazed.
They will laugh and say,
7 “Look what happens to mighty warriors
who do not trust in God.
They trust their wealth instead
and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.”
8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.
I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.
9 I will praise you forever, O God,
for what you have done.
I will trust in your good name
in the presence of your faithful people.
As you begin, take a moment to read the first 5 verses of this psalm. What was on David's heart as he wrote these words?
Now look at verses 6-7. How will the righteous respond to God's justice?
Look at verses 8-9. Why is the word "but" in here?
The Bible often uses the image of tree to help us visualize what it means to follow God (e.g. Psalm 1; Colossians 2:7; etc.). In this psalm, why do you think David compares himself to a thriving olive tree?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Do you reflect the sort of heart that is embedded in these verses? What could you do today to set your heart more like the righteous?