Last night I read this psalm and thought it quite appropriate regarding the presidential debates tonight.
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
My interpretation in light of upcoming debates:
v1 Help [yasha = save], LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
Satan is not very creative in his religious deceptions of Islam and Mormonism. Both religions say they accept the Bible but that their holy book (Koran and Book of Mormon) supersedes the Bible. Both religions say they believe in Jesus Christ, but the Muslims don't believe Allah had a son or that Jesus died on the cross, and Mormons believe in a Jesus who was married and had children.
I think since 2008 the number of real “godly” Christians in America is less than 50%. And we are crying out for Yashua to return and to rule as King of the Earth.
v2 They speak vanity [shav = destructive evil, lies, and empty words] every one with his neighbor: with flattering [chelqah = smooth] lips and with a double heart do they speak.
David Limbaugh calls Obama “The Great Destroyer” (his book title). Obama's smooth speeches and executive orders set America on the slippery slope to bankruptcy. In today's lingo we wouldn't say “double heart” but two-faced.
v3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud [gadol, from a root “to twist” = insolent or grandiose] things:
“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great [rabrab (Aramaic) = huge] things.” (Daniel 7:8)
Obama, the “little horn” was instrumental in taking out the horns/kings of Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.
Adolph Hitler said, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” Hitler's propaganda man was Joseph Goebbels.
Joseph Goebbels stated: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The truth of using Fast and Furious to undermine the 2nd Amendment might only be trumped by using a film trailer to undermine the 1st Amendment and to cover up Obama's refusal to provide adequate security in the country he “liberated”.
v4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail [gabar = valiant, insolent]; our lips are our own: who is lord [adon = master] over us?
Obama is a masterful liar because his master is Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44).
The Jews do not speak the Name of the LORD (YHWH) but say Adonai instead.
v5 For the oppression [shod = destruction, robbery] of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD; I will set him in safety [yesha = deliverance, liberty, prosperity] from him that puffs [puach = scoffs] at him.
Yeshua came to deliver us from sin and its effects 2000 years ago in fulfillment of this prophecy.
v6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Stern's “Complete Jewish Bible” translates “furnace of earth” as “melting-pot” which first led me to think there might be a prophetic connection of this psalm with America in the last days.
v7 You shall keep [them/us], O LORD, you shall preserve [them/us] from this generation for ever.
Based upon translation Yahweh will keep His Words forever or He will preserve His chosen people for ever; both are true.
v8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest [zulluth, from a root “to shake” = most despicable] men are exalted.
Obama sat on his hands when the youth of Iran protested against their maniacally religious government and pleaded for true democracy, but when other countries sought to oust their dictators in order to establish Sharia law bent on destroying Israel, then Obama sprang into action.
I'm sure the debates will be interesting.