Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 12:1-8. Psalm 12 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician on Sheminith, an eight-stringed instrument.
Some biblical scholars think this may be a prophetic psalm, speaking about the end of time. Does any of this sound familiar as you look around the world we live in today?
David cries out to God for help saying that godly men die off. He declares that the faithful have vanished from the children of men.
He says they are double-tongued. They speak flattering words and talk about proud things. David says the LORD will cut off those who are bold enough to declare who we should accept as lord, or ruler, over us.
The LORD says he will protect the poor and needy from the proud. David declares that the words of the LORD are pure, as pure as silver that is refined in an earthen vessel seven times. David cries out to the LORD to preserve them from the wicked that are all around them from his generation forward.
Daily Bible Reading:
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.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
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.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
Things to think about:
- What was David’s concern in this Scripture?
- What does David say about the words of the LORD?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for protecting the poor and needy. Help us to be faithful. Help us to be careful what we say. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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