Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 12 (King James Version)

Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh 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, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Reflection

The psalmist feels completely alone. This is not the first time the psalmist has felt alone. Being alone against overwhelming odds and foes seems to be a situation with which the psalmist is familiar. The Lord is David's only source of hope and protection. David's God has not changed. God remains the friend of the weak and politically powerless.