1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2 Everyone lies to his neighbor;
their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue
4 that says, “We will triumph with our tongues;
we own our lips —who is our master?”
5 “Because of the oppression of the weak
and the groaning of the needy,
I will now arise,” says the LORD.
“I will protect them from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the LORD are flawless,
like silver refined in a furnace of clay,
purified seven times.
7 O LORD, you will keep us safe
and protect us from such people forever.
8 The wicked freely strut about
when what is vile is honored among men.
This is what I shared with my fellow Christian platoon mates in camp, “Most of us here have held appointments before and led our platoon in some way or another. And it has always been a struggle for me to lead with gracious words from gracious leads, with a gracious heart. May this Psalm, short and simple as it is, aid us in speaking words that bless and not curse, and remind us that we are made in His image, and shall speak words that are refined and flawless as His. 🙂 “