DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 17; Jeremiah 29; Philemon
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. Psalm:12:1
Help Lord! These may be the most important words of the whole psalm. David places his complete focus on the Lord, before he gets on with his prayer. Notice the two objects of his intercession: the state of the godly generation and the state of the ungodly generation. In the former case, he sees the shrinking testimony of the godly generation. And in the latter instance, he is consumed with just how evil and perverse the godless generation is. David's prayer is really our prayer, namely, a call for a new generation of godly men and women to rise up in the midst of a perverse and crooked world. —N. C. Funston
O God, our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guide, while life shall last, and our eternal home. —I. Watts
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