Psalms 33:4-5 ESV
“For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.”
Who tells the truth these days? Not many. Who can you rely on to tell you the truth? Only God! How can you be sure what is true and what is not? In many cases you can’t, because deception abounds, and so many things are twisted and doctored and modified and altered and faked. And even seemingly opposing forces are often times just two sides of the same whole playing both ends in order to confuse, and to get people fighting each other.
Just because you see something in a video it doesn’t mean that is really what took place, for videos can be doctored and altered. Just because “so and so” says it is true it doesn’t mean it is true, no matter who they are. Just because you read statistics, it doesn’t mean they have any validity to them. Just because you vote in an election it doesn’t mean your vote counts or that the election is not rigged. They are all rigged, much like what is happening in some (or all) professional sports.
Just because someone is supposedly an expert in a particular field, it doesn’t mean he tells the truth. Many have hidden agendas they are working out. Just because they tell you that “science says,” it doesn’t mean that science really says or that you can trust science. Just because they come out and tell you the next scary thing that you are to be afraid of, it doesn’t mean it is real or that it is legitimate in every aspect or that you should fear it.
So, the point here is that only the Word of the Lord is fully upright and can be totally trusted, but we need to read it in context and not cherry pick the Scriptures we like and throw out the ones we don’t like. And we need to be relying on the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, and not be relying on other humans to tell us what is truth, for there are many charlatans in this world and many liars and deceivers whose goal it is to deceive and to lead astray.
Psalms 33:10-12 ESV
“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”
If you are trusting in some politician or someone in a prominent position within the government or some expert in any particular field or some rich guy who wields enormous influence and power to tell you the truth, you can forget it! Don’t put your trust in humans. They are bound to fail you. Put your trust solely in the Lord and listen to other humans with the discernment of the Lord and of the Scriptures. For the Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. So, don’t be caught in a web of deceit.
We have to study the Scriptures, and we must be praying for spiritual wisdom and discernment so that we don’t end up following liars to our deaths, and so we are not led astray, and so we don’t put our hope in men who can’t save us, although they will claim that they will. And we have to know the prophecies of Scripture regarding these last days. For look around you. They are being fulfilled before your eyes. So, we need to interpret current events in light of the teachings of Scripture and not in our flesh.
We have to be wise here and realize that not everything is as it appears on the surface and that we can’t trust everything we think we see or hear or read, no matter the source, unless it is Scripture. But even there we have to be careful that we are not trusting in humans to interpret Scripture for us. Certainly we can learn from others, but we still need to test everything and make sure that what we are hearing is of God and not of the flesh of man. For many people are twisting the Scriptures and are lying to you.
Psalms 33:13-17 ESV
“The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.”
There is a popular teaching these days that says that once you believe in Jesus and your sins are forgiven that God can no longer see when you sin but that all he sees is Jesus when he looks at you and so he delights in you no matter what you are doing, even if you are vegging out on porn and living in immorality and cheating on your spouse and lying about it. Hogwash! Scripture does not teach that! It teaches the opposite, and it says to Christians that they are going to be judged by what they do.
God does not cease to be God just because you have made a confession of him as your Savior and Lord. He still sees everything and he still knows everything and he still is present everywhere, so he sees when you sneak a peek at someone in lust and when you have that private conversation with someone behind your spouse’s back and when you look at porn and when you slander others or pretend to be someone you are not to try to trick, trap, and accuse others wrongfully.
And God has a message for us all. We are not saved by politicians nor by political parties nor by protest organizations nor by the government nor by preachers nor by our military, etc. No one can rescue us from the evil that is in this world other than God Almighty, Lord of all things, who is completely sovereign over all that he has made. And watch out if you put your trust in humans to save you for it may well backfire on you and you may learn that they were not who they said they were but that they are really the enemy.
Psalms 33:18-22 ESV
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
“Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.”
Don’t put your trust in princes who cannot save. Fear God! Give him all your trust and confidence. Give him all your honor and praise. Look to him alone for your salvation and for your help and for the truth. Honor him with your bodies. Forsake your sins and follow him in obedience, for he will lead you on a righteous path that will not disappoint. Give him all your loyalty and allegiance and worship and praise. And let him rescue you from evil.
Wait on the Lord, let him work, and don’t run ahead of him and try to solve life’s issues on your own. Let him be your counselor, your doctor, your pastor, your head. Look to him and to him alone to know the right things to do. He will not lead you on the wrong path. And he is the only one who truly knows the truth about everything that is going on in this world and in our own lives, so we need to go to him for wisdom and for discernment and for guidance in knowing what to do and what to say, etc.
Lean on him alone for your support. Cry out your tears to him and then let him dry them. Let him heal your broken hearts. Let him comfort you in times of sorrow and confusion and with all the fearmongering that is going on daily in the news. Trust him with your heart. And please do not get caught up in all this frenzy and angst and fighting and quarreling that is going on in the world and that is turning Christian against Christian. Let God be God. Let him rule. And let him be your peace. He is in control!
You’ll Be in My Heart
By Phil Collins
Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight
I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don’t you cry
‘Cause you’ll be in my heart
Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more
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