Psalms and Proverbs Reading Day 10

Todays readings are Psalms 48 through 52 and Proverb 12.

My apologies for not posting questions the last couple days, I was quite busy.
Psalm 48: Zion, God’s city. Do we have one of these today? What do we do to build a Zion in the present day?
Psalm 49: We read a lot about wealth meaning nothing after death. Also, “the ransom of life is costly.” How does that read in the modern Christian view?
Psalm 50: How would we read a passage in context like “You make friends with a thief when you see one, and you keep company with adulterers” in the context of “behold the way you treat the least of these?”
Psalm 51: “For I know my transgressions…” and the passage goes on. How difficult is it for us to admit that we have sinned? Might that be the most difficult part of repentance?
Psalm 52: This psalm seems very self-assured and perhaps even judgmental. Thoughts?

Proverb 12: “The good obtain favor from the Lord.” Could this be read to say that those who seemingly do not obtain favor are bad? How must we be careful when reading a passage like this proverb?


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