God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 12
GOD WILL KEEP HIS WORD
May the Lord 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.
Do you ever find yourself in a place where it’s easy to talk big, but not deliver? Here’s some good news…
God never gets in that position!
Look at the contrast in Psalm 12 between the empty boasts of foolish people and the steadfast promise of God. When the Lord says He will do something (in this case, place the needy in safety), His words aren’t corrupted by competing interests. They aren’t delayed by an inability to act or a lack of available resources.
They are pure words that Jesus will make sure come to pass.
That means that as you read God’s written word and get to know Jesus the Living Word, you can have confidence that God will hold fast to it, and to you.
Embrace this truth and you’ll discover the hope found within this realization: God will keep His word.
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