Tag Archives: Psalm 12

When vileness is exalted among the sons of men

Was CNN in business during King David’s time?

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be,
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

They speak falsehood to one another;
With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaks great things;

Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”

“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”

The words of the LORD are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

You, O LORD, will keep them;
You will preserve him from this generation forever.

The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

– Psalm 12 (NIV)

The LORD answers SCOTUS

gaywhitehouse

Psalm 12

For the director of music. According to sheminith.
A psalm of David.

Help, Lord, for the godly are no more;
the faithful have vanished from among men.

Everyone lies to their neighbor;
their flattering lips speak with deception.

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?”

“Because of the oppression of the weak and
the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,”
says the Lord. I will protect them from those
who malign them.

And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver refined in a furnace of clay,
purified seven times.

O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us
from such people forever.

The wicked freely strut about
when what is vile is honored
among men.

Weekend Devotional

Starting the weekend right, with the Lord….

~Click pic to enlarge~

A supernova is an exploding star, which causes a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months. During this short interval a supernova can radiate as much energy as our Sun does over its entire life span.

The image above was taken by NASA by combining data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest (first) documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86. The Chinese witnessed the event in 185 A.D., documenting a mysterious “guest star” that remained in the sky for 8 months. [Space.com]

Psalm 12

Help, Lord, for no one loyal remains;
the faithful have vanished from the human race.
Those who tell lies to one another
speak with deceiving lips and a double heart.

May the Lord cut off all deceiving lips,
and every boastful tongue,
Those who say, “By our tongues we prevail;
when our lips speak, who can lord it over us?”

“Because they rob the weak, and the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will grant safety to whoever longs for it.”

The promises of the Lord are sure,
silver refined in a crucible,
silver purified seven times.
Lord, protect us always;
preserve us from this generation.
On every side the wicked strut;
the shameless are extolled by all.

~Eowyn