The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Psalms 51: 17 (51:19) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
Psalms 51: 18 (51:20) Do good in Thy favour unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 51: 19 (51:21) Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering; then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.
Psalms 52: 1 (52:1) For the Leader. Maschil of David; (52:2) when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.' (52:3) Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endureth continually.
Psalms 52: 2 (52:4) Thy tongue deviseth destruction; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Psalms 52: 3 (52:5) Thou lovest evil more than good; falsehood rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
Psalms 52: 4 (52:6) Thou lovest all devouring words, the deceitful tongue.
Psalms 52: 5 (52:7) God will likewise break thee for ever, He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah
Psalms 52: 6 (52:8) The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Psalms 52: 7 (52:9) 'Lo, this is the man that made not God his stronghold; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.'