Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Faithful Have Vanished!

If you have lived for any length of time on this planet, you'll realize that everyone utters lies.  Governments lie, students lie, teachers lie, big pharmaceutical companies lie.  

You've lied, too.  Admit it.

If you are a Christian, you seek to glorify God with your life.  That includes your words and deeds.  He who knows all things is well aware of those little white lies - they are worthy of damnation.

If you are a Christian, the pattern of your life is not that of continual falsehood.  The pattern of your life will be more and more truthful, as God works in you to will and to do His good pleasure.  He is conforming you to the image of His dear Son, who is Truth.

I've had a liar in my life for many, many years.  Psalm 12 gives me hope.

Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the LORD;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the LORD are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
You, O LORD, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.
On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

The Lord will cut off all flattering lips and tongues that make great boasts.  Those who steal from widows and orphans will be held accountable.  Those who buy houses and trucks and do not provide for their children will stand before God some day.  

God will take care of those who have been plundered.  

His words are pure.

He is to be praised.

He is to be trusted. 

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