Destructions and Treachery

“Destructions are planned by your tongue; As a sharpened razor, you work treachery.” (Psalm 52:4 [verse 2 in English translations])   Normally, we are not used to seeing the word “destruction in the plural.” Destruction is more or less total and the idea of repeating a destruction over and over seems rather redundant. At the… Read More

The Lady in the Basket: Zechariah 5:5-11

“And he said, ‘This is Wickedness.’  And he thrust her back into the basket and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.”   -Zechariah 5: 8, ESV   The contrast that Zechariah paints here is stark.  While wickedness in the land both then and now is not small, for it is a great stench that… Read More