Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 4, 2013

Ps 12:1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
:2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
:3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things, 
:4 who have said, "with our tongue we will 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," says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he years."
:6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
:7 You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
:8 The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Verse 2 says speak idly. This is empty talk, empty of truth. Flattering lips is smooth talk, insincere praise. Double heart is deceptive talk, words meant to lead us on the wrong path.

Verse 3 says tongue that speaks proud things. This is big talk, showing off.

Verse 6 says the Lord is known for pure words, words purified seven times. Can we say that about all of our words?

Mother Teresa said, " All our words will be useless unless they come from within - words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

Which are we doing?

Is 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
:3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for you ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. 
:4 Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life.

During emergencies or stressful times the best thing we can do is turn to God and remember He has this! Even though things look bad, He is in control. Seek His face. Find His peace.

Heb 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

2 Cor 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Gaze at Jesus, glance at problems. Our tendency is to gaze at problems and glance at Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you when your focus becomes the problem instead of Jesus.

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