Psalm 52 and 53 … Consider Him, Unassailable

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long,

I also found myself asking why. Why would anyone reject the lovingkindness of God and choose to worship self as the master of his or her own life? But the reality is, many do. There is a war going on; has been since the garden. A war against righteousness, truth, and faith, waged by an enemy whose tactics blind minds from believing and seeing the need for salvation in Christ.

…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, (2 Corinthians 4:4).

But David knows the truth. And David knows and believes in God’s lovingkindness that endures through every battle; and in full confidence he confronts the enemy with the facts, God is Unassailable.

Unassailable: “not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument; not subject to denial or dispute.”

God is not open to any attack, any assault, any argument; He will never be subject to man’s denial or man’s disputes. So David rightly asks, why would you even try, you who are convinced of your own might, your own wisdom; why? You have built yourself up, fabricated by your lies; lies that have overtaken your whole being and direction in life.

Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue,

But He is Unassailable, O mighty man, and you do not stand a chance.

But God will break you down forever… (52:5).

He will always have the upper hand; He will always rule and conquer, for He is Unassailable.

I came across the top seven synonyms of Unassailable: absolute, conclusive, indisputable, infallible, irrefutable, undeniable, unequivocal. Each of these descriptors communicate the magnitude of Him, Unassailable.

Consider Him, Unassailable

  • He is Unassailable; He is Absolute: free from imperfection, pure
    • God–His way is perfect;
      the word of the LORD is pure.
      He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him,
      (Psalm 18:30 HCSB).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Conclusive: serving to settle or decide a question
    • The lot is cast into the lap,
      But its every decision is from the Lord,
      (Proverbs 16:33).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Indisputable: not disputable or deniable; unquestionably real, valid
    • Our Master, Jesus Christ, is on his way. He’ll show up right on time, his arrival guaranteed by the Blessed and Undisputed Ruler, High King, High God, (1 Timothy 6:15 MSG).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Infallible: absolutely trustworthy or sure
    • The works of His hands are truth and justice;
      All His precepts are sure.
      They are upheld forever and ever;
      They are performed in truth and uprightness,
      (Psalm 111:7-8).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Irrefutable: not capable of being refuted or disproved
    • “God is not a man, that He should lie,
      Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
      Has He said, and will He not do it?
      Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
      (Numbers 23:19).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Undeniable: incapable of being denied; unquestionable as to quality, merit
    • Who would not fear You, O King of the nations?
      Indeed it is Your due!
      For among all the wise men of the nations
      And in all their kingdoms,
      There is none like You,
      (Jeremiah 10:7).
  • He is Unassailable; He is Unequivocal: not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation.
    • “Remember this, and be assured;
      Recall it to mind, you transgressors.
      Remember the former things long past,
      For I am God, and there is no other;
      I am God, and there is no one like Me,
      10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
      And from ancient times things which have not been done,
      Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
      And I will accomplish all My good pleasure,’”
      (Isaiah 46:8-10).

How do we respond to Him, Unassailable?

Let us trust His lovingkindness to preserve and strengthen us. Nothing can separate us from His Presence (the house of God) when we are in Christ, for He is Unassailable.

 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever,

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, (Romans 8:31-32).

Let us thank Him, every day; proclaiming Him, Unassailable, for all He has done for us.

 I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones,

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place, (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Psalms 52 and 53 are both written by David, and both are filled with contemplations and declarations on the plight and fate of the wicked. There is a lot of attention focused on the one who rejects God. My heart broke as I read what awaits them. It is terribly painful to consider anyone being eternally separated from God.

But it is necessary that we do so. It will spur our prayer life, our faith and our witness, when we ponder eternity.

Let us seriously consider what awaits those who reject God’s offer of salvation, for those who place their faith in their own riches, their own wisdom and think they will somehow come out on the winning side against Him Who Is Unassailable. Let us not rejoice in their coming judgment, but oh, that their foolishness would break our hearts and move us to intercede.

“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches
And was strong in his evil desire.”

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good,

Today, let’s devote time to intercede for those who have been blinded by the god of this world and have yet to respond in faith to the sacrifice of Jesus for the payment of their sins. And let us pray the Lord would use us to bring the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that salvation would come to them, and that we would be glad and rejoice in Him, Unassailable, Who restores to life those who are held captive in their sin.

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores His captive people,
Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

“…we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found,” (Luke 15:32).

Let’s Grow Together!

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