Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Where Are the Godly?

 1Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
 2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. 

Where Are the Godly?

Where are the Godly? Where are the faithful? What do we do when we see the faithful fail from among the children of men? What do we do when the Lord's people join in with the ways of the world, speaking with flattering lips and double hearts?

David began Psalm 12 with the words: Help, LORD. As Christians we must be so careful that we realize that it is impossible for us to live the Christian life without the Lord. As we live each day, we must always go to Christ and plead for help; left to ourselves we will follow the natural, sinful tendencies of our hearts.

Too many Christians believe they have enough power in and of themselves to live faithfully before the Lord. These same Christians often become extremely critical of their neighbors, especially other Christians when they see them fall into sin. These are the very ones who speak of their closeness to the Lord, while speaking evil of other Christians. In other words they have double hearts.

The difficulty lies in the fact that we Christians often do not know our own hearts. We have no trouble knowing the hearts or others, or so we think, but we do not examine our own hearts before the Lord. There is no room for pride and arrogance in the Christian heart. With humility let us think of others as being better than ourselves, and let us understand that any greatness we may achieve for the Lord is due to the honor and glory of God, alone.

Where are the Godly? Help, Lord; help us to come before you with humble hearts, seeking your love and strength to get us through each day.

God answers prayer!

God Bless You,

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