1 Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
2 They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
4 They say, “Through our tongues we have power;
our lips are our own—who can be our master?”
5 “Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.
7 You, Lord, will guard us;
You will protect us from this generation forever.
8 The wicked wander everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
Which of you reading this feels safe anymore? Which of you feels this chapter doesn’t speak to us? Who feels like everything is going just fine, with everything chugging along as it always has?
I so look forward to the fulfillment of versus 5 – 7, but right now see the fulfillment of the rest of this chapter. Although there are pockets of individuals that are faithful to the Lord, they are dwindling;. and many in this nation who call themselves Christian are at best a version of Christian lite.
Didn’t Isaiah talk of such a time as ours.
Isaiah 1:4-6 (New King James Version)
4 Alas, sinful nation,
A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.
5 Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.
The whole head is sick! Look at our morally bankrupt leaders in Washington flushing this country down the drain. And the whole heart is faint! Look at many of our current Christian leaders who are more concerned about preaching feel good messages that gets lots of donations, instead of crying out for revival, repentance and a return to Christ.
We have an organization that this Country helped fund and train, ISIS, that is tearing through the Middle East beheading men, women and children. There are even pictures of ISIS children cutting off people’s heads. Where is the outrage in our media or our Government. There is nothing but posturing and speaking out minimally only when enough pressure is brought to bear.
A child is not allowed to bow his or her head in many schools for a moment of silent prayer; yet we have schools that have children take on Muslim names and celebrate Ramadan. And just the other day a solider, stopping in his daughter’s school in Detroit Michigan, was not allowed in by security because his uniform might offend someone. REALLY?
The whole head is sick and the whole heart is faint. We have become a country that is covered in wounds, bruises and putrefying soars. We are obsessed with what we look like on the outside when our insides have become rotten. Unless this Country repents quickly we will run out of time.
I do believe God will look out for His elect. Those men and women who are in this world but not of it. I really do take great hope in Psalms 12:5-7, but I fear right now we are in a place where, “The wicked wander everywhere, and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.”
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