TEXT: Psalm 52:8-9 - But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever. For what You have done I will always praise You in the presence of Your faithful people.
And I will hope in Your Name, for Your Name is good.
I don't know much about olive trees, but I love olives. I like them on pizza, on salads, or out of the jar. Olive oil comes from pressed olives. I don't know if you have ever bought olive oil at the store, but it is expensive. It is valuable and worth a fair amount of money. Olive oil was essential in Bible times. People depended on it for food preparation, as fuel for their lamps, as a kind of lotion, and as an anointing oil. All these uses have made olive oil a precious commodity for centuries, and olive trees have been grown and cultivated since ancient times.