The Gift of Truth

The Gift of Truth

Psalm 12:1 “Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.”

[In spite of how it appears, I praise you, Lord, that you have always reserved for yourself some who are righteous in Christ.

You are quietly at work to keep your children strong, to make them truth-bearers, shining your light in love to all around them; to be yeast, salt, and light in society. Help us to be carriers of hope, truth and light to all around us; convict us quickly when we are not.]

Psalm 12:2 “Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.”

[This is true of so much of what goes on today: lies about what is right and wrong; lies in political correctness; lies of those who claim to be tolerant but are not; lies we tell ourselves.

But You, Lord God, are the only One we can truly, totally trust to speak Truth. Help us to be truth lovers (loving your Word), truth speakers (especially to ourselves) and truth discerners (in society).]

Psalm 12:3 “May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue that says, ‘We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips—who is our master?’”

[Yes, Lord, show yourself mighty, expose the liars, bring them to justice; show yourself the true Master. May the deceived be brought into the light and grasp Truth. May we see that on our own we are like the rickety old building in the picture, doomed to fall with time. May we not be fooled by anything that is put forth by liars, including lies we tell ourselves.]

May be an image of covered bridge