1 Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
3 May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—
4 those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise, ”
says the LORD. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a
crucible, like gold refined seven times.
7 You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,
8 who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.
1. This psalm emphasizes words spoken by men vs. those spoken by
God. David lamented to God the disappearance of the godly and
the faithful. Every one lies, flatters, betrays and boasts; doing anything
that will advance their own benefit. They even plunder the
poor. They proudly think that they could do all that they wish and
God has no power to stop them.
2. In contrast, God’s promise is pure words without pretense and deceit.
God’s word has gone through trials and is never changed for
God is faithful. God also knows his children and desires to help
them and protect them.
3. Have you ever been troubled or surrounded by lies and pretense?
Read this psalm again slowly. Paying attention to men’s words and
God’s. Tell God your confidence in his word – the Bible.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.