Read Psalm 12 today.
What different frames of mind does the psalmist seem to have?
How are the words of the Lord described?
Since the words of the Lord are true, we can trust them.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
That we would believe the words of the Lord over the words of others.
That we would be able to discern what is true and false.
With gratitude for the friends and a community that encourage us when we doubt God’s words to us.
That we would lean on God’s words, trust in his promises, and not lean solely on our own intellect or problem solving skills.
Song for the New Day
For the Pure and Shining One
A song of smiting, sung for the new day by King David
1 Help, Lord! Save us! For godly ones are disappearing.
Where are the dependable, principled ones?
They’re a vanishing breed!
2 Everyone lies, everyone flatters, and everyone deceives.
Nothing but empty talk, smooth talk, and double-talk.
3-4You will destroy every proud liar who says, “We lie all we want.
Our words are our weapons, and we won’t be held accountable.
Who can stop us?”
May Yahweh cut off their twisted tongues
and seal their lying lips.
May they all be silenced—those who boast and brag with their
5 But the Lord says, “Now I will arise!
I will defend the poor,
those who were plundered, the oppressed,
and the needy who groan for help.
I will spring into action to rescue and protect them!”
6 For every word Yahweh speaks is sure and reliable.
His truth is tested, found to be flawless, and ever faithful.
It’s as pure as silver refined seven times in a crucible of clay.
7-8Lord, you will keep us safe,
out of the reach of the wicked.
Even though they strut and prowl,
tolerating and celebrating what is worthless and vile,
you will still lift up those who are yours!