Thursday, December 30, 2010

Big Man

Psalms 52
1 Why do you brag of evil, "Big Man"?
God's mercy carries the day.
2 You scheme catastrophe;
your tongue cuts razor-sharp,
artisan in lies.
3 You love evil more than good,
you call black white.
4 You love malicious gossip,
you foul-mouth

6 Good people will watch and
worship. They'll laugh in relief:
7 "Big Man bet on the wrong horse,
trusted in big money,
made his living from catastrophe."

It seems like there's one in every crowd.  A "Big Man" or woman who's always right and knows about everything.  They sure are hard to be around.  My shoulders tense and I try and think if it's worthwhile to say something.  Usually it isn't.  It just leads to arguments.  One of my favorite professors in college used to tell us, "Be sure to study for your exam. Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall."  Prov 16:18 NKJV  Then he'd go on to say, "I don't want to frighten anyone with lightening bolts but you really shouldn't cheat on a Bible exam..."

Truly the "Big" man or woman is hurting themselves more than anyone.  God will turn it around in the end.