To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.
A Psalm of David.
Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.
On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.
Everyone lies. We’re all guilty and so are all those who are around us.
Except one. One doens’t lie. One doesn’t speak falsely. One promises and then always acts.
This one is the Lord, the God of all creation.
He is faithful and true and his words are pure.
Let us trust him and delight in his trustworthiness.
(Our church is currently in a series on the 5 Solas. Right now we are studying Scripture Alone.)