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 tongueâ€”
4 those who say,
â€œBy our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend usâ€”who is lord over us?â€
5 â€œBecause the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
I will now arise,â€ says the Lord.
â€œI will protect them from those who malign them.â€
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. Â Â Â Psalm 12 (NIV)
We still have not physically moved. We hope this will happen sooner than later this week. I thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts and hope to be back next Monday (August 19) with our daily devotion time.
I have been reading a psalm each day and the one for today has immediately touched me with this question: What is to be my daily focus? Am I paying attention to the words of God or the words of men? Am I spending more time every day reading God’s Word or reading online news sites and/or listening to the morning or evening news shows? I’m going to pay attention to these questions this week. How about you?
Thy Word written and sung by Amy Grant