In a word, the world stinks. People have become so evil, that God is the only trustworthy being left. What is more, the people do not care that you know this. That is what David was crying out to God thousands of years ago. His son, Solomon told us that there is nothing new under the sun, and thousands of years later, Solomon is right.
2022 is a year with the very same issues David experienced. There are none righteous. People today live for themselves and seek their own desires over anyone, no matter what the cost or who it hurts. That is demoralizing and demotivating. The great news is that God is still trustworthy. He seeks to save those who are lost. He seeks to provide the full and meaningful life for those who diligently seek Him. It is our responsibility to choose to follow God’s path. Once we do, He will fulfill our needs and provide a full and meaningful life.
God’s promise of salvation is the only avenue left that we could trust. All roads the world offers to provide end in emptiness and death. Jesus told us, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except by me. John 14:6. The alternative is being lost, alone in lies and in death. That has been the plight of men from the time of Adam.
David recognized that God alone provided the answers to men’s evil and death. Even in the old testament, God provided the only means to salvation and restoration. David looked to the Lord for that salvation and restoration; and even though the Messiah had not yet come to earth, God still wanted to provide a means of hope for what would otherwise be a hopeless situation.
In our world, Christ has risen and provided salvation for all who would trust and follow Him. So, even in a world that stinks, with people that are selfish, and self-absorbed, God gives us hope and restoration if we will simply accept His gift of Salvation.
God Bless You
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—
4 those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord.
“I will protect them from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold[c] refined seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,
8 who freely strut about
when what is vile is honored by the human race