Monday, June 8, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

Trouble is All Around  

Today's reading is a plea for protection.  In particular, it is a prayer during a time of godlessness and evil.  Everyone, perhaps even those who claim to be faithful, seems to be deceiving themselves.

This psalm echoes one dominant theme of many of the prophets -- the people have stopped following God and they cannot be trusted.  In this environment, how is a person of faith supposed to keep their faith, without falling into godless traps?  Only the patient protection of God can help the faithful in such times.

Read Psalm 12  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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