Saturday, May 21, 2016


In the Living Bible, Psalm 12 begins with these words: “Lord! Help!  Godly men are fast disappearing. Where in all the world can dependable men be found? Everyone deceives and flatters and lies. There is no sincerity left.”

Does that sound like today? Could we not repeat David's words spoken hundreds of years ago? From politicians to news broadcasters, from deceptive friends and even some family members, flattering words are spoken, lies are told. Who can we believe? Who can we depend on to tell us the truth? Where is our moral compass and guide?

Praise God. Verse six of the same psalm gives us the answer: “The Lord's promise is sure. He speaks no careless word; all He says is purest truth, like silver seven times refined.” When we lack wisdom to know right from wrong, to decipher truth from embellished white lies, all we need do is
ask the Lord. He knows all things and is more than willing to share His vast knowledge with us. The only prerequisite is we must ask and seek answers that will guide us along the right paths.

Not only will God point us to the truth, He will also give us the courage to speak it, to refute the wrong information that will inevitably be a stumbling block to those who hear. Remember, Satan comes as an angel of light to deceive and lead astray even God's elect if we are not tuned into our Father in heaven. Through God's word, prayer and waiting on the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we can avoid the pitfalls of reasonable sounding lies. We have a Guide and Counselor within us Who will never lead us astray: “O Lord, we know that you will forever preserve Your own from the reach of evil men although they prowl on every side and vileness is praised throughout the land.” (Ps. 12:7) We need not fear. God is on our side! Halleluiah!

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