Devotional Readings

Psalm 12 & 13 – what if we heard these words in our political debates?

The Faithful Have Vanished

Psa 12:1  To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psa 12:2  They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psa 12:3  The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Psa 12:4  Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psa 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.

Psa 12:6  The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psa 12:7  Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Psa 12:8  The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.


Or the assurance given here…


How Long, O Lord?

Psa 13:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psa 13:2  How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Psa 13:3  Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Psa 13:4  Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

Psa 13:5  But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psa 13:6  I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.


Even Job was able to say….


Job 19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:


And the Martyrs of the church are called to wait a long time…


Rev 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 

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