Psa 52v8 – Eternal Olive Trees

Did you know an olive tree can live for 2000 years? The average life of an olive tree is 300 to 600 years, while the average lifespan of a human is only 70 years. Where an olive tree’s life is measured in centuries, our lives are only measured in decades. David contemplates this in the Psalms. For people who love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth, we read, “Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living” (Psalms 52:5). A life without God is so fleeting. It is but a vapour, then over forever. As David says elsewhere, “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” (Psalms 103:15-16). But for those who put their trust in God, David says, “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.” (Psalms 52:8). This is not a life measured in decades or centuries. This is a promise of a life measured in forever. Even though our lives may be short now, for those who trust in God’s life, He promises “forever”. Open Bible –,,