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Theme: The proud and lying words of people versus the true and pure words of God. A call for protection against those who try to manipulate us.
This is still a problem today!
1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
But even though this is still a problem today we can rest in the truth that:
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold[c] refined seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,
Theme: Praying for relief from despair. We must continue to trust God even when he doesn't answer us immediately.
I love the fact that this Psalm David utters his frustration and hurts. And even though he is questioning God David ends with:
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
A great reminder that it's okay to be frustrated and question God, but never forget that we can trust his unfailing love!