Today I read a chapter in the book of Psalms that could have been written this morning. In light of some of the recent events that have happened in our world read these words and take comfort that there is nothing new under the sun. Take further comfort to know that our God is not unaware of what is happening, and just as He has protected and provided for His people in the past, He can take care of you today.
“Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. [12:2] They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. [12:3] The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [12:4] Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [12:5] For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [12:6] The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [12:7] Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. [12:8] The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted” (Psalm 12).
What an accurate description of the times we are living in today! Again, I am reminded of the eternality of the truths in our Bible! Again, I am reminded that “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalm 12:6-7). God has preserved His Word for our benefit through all the generations from the time that David wrote these words until today.
There is no question in my mind that these words are true and accurate. The question that comes to me is how much value I place on the truths of the Scriptures today? Do I treat them as suggestions from God? Do I feel that I can pick and choose to obey the ones I like, and discard the ones I don’t like? Have the truths of the Word of God become the foundation upon which I have built my convictions and standards? Or, am I guilty of allow popular opinions and the advice of friends to supplant these principles?
Realizing the difficulties that we are all facing today, I want to choose today to follow the truths God has given us in His Word! I want to be a man of God who walks faithfully according to the principles given us in the Word of God. I want to commit my works to the Lord today, and allow Him to establish my thoughts (Proverbs 16:3). Trust God and His Word today!