Even though it may not feel like it, we do not live in the first generation that has been overcome with lies disguised as truth. David was struck with an agony many faithful Christians feel today. And never in my life has his words seemed so apt.
Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!
The faithful have vanished from the earth.
Psalm 12:1 (NLT)
David’s cry is not so different from that which we are hearing from those churches that have remained faithful—even when it would seem that popular culture wants them to alter the foundation of their doctrine. Even when the words of Jesus himself are considered hateful.
When the world is full of lies, even though it may be easier, it is our responsibility as those who bear the name of Christ both to preserve and to proclaim the truth. Our trust must be in our God, not our government. Our government can’t (or maybe even won’t) save us, but God already has. It is that fact that should keep us on our path in pursuit of truth—God has already saved us!
Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed,
preserving them forever from this lying generation,
even though the wicked strut about
and evil is praised throughout the land.
Psalm 12:7-8 (NLT)
The pull of the world may be strong, but God is stronger. The lies may hide the truth, but the Truth lives longer.
Our help is from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 124:8 (NLT)
When the wicked strut about, remember who your help is and where it comes from. God can and will preserve His Church. Trust in that.
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 10-12, Acts 17:16-34