Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday - Psalm 12 - Help!

can't think of a single psalm that is more relevant and applicable to contemporary culture than the one we get to look at today.  Today it seems like we are running out of godly men.  Today men who are exceedingly vile and ungodly are being lifted to higher and increasingly prominent positions of authority.  We look around in today's culture and see flattery, deception, pride, rebellion and oppression as common as the dirt on the ground.  And, what is our cry?  It is the same as David's was.  We cry, "Help! Lord."  Where are the faithful; the dependable; the statesmen; the men of character and discipline that used to run the show and call the shots in our country? 

Praise God for the rainbow of hope and comfort and confidence which we see in verses 5 - 7 in this Psalm:  "'For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise,' says the LORD; 'I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him.'  The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, 0 LORD, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever."  Now, not only are God's eternal words and promises perfect and enduring, but so are His people.  He has promised to put us in a place of safety... to protect us from our evil enemies who seem to have such great power.  What a promise! 

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