Psalm 12

1 Help, LORD; for there is no longer any that is godly; for the faithful have vanished from among the sons of men.
2 Every one utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is our master?”

Help me Father to watch what I say.

May my words be used to build up rather than tear down.

Words are so very powerful.

May mine be used to glorify You.

And encourage others.


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Former farmer, now college instructor
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2 Responses to Psalm 12

  1. Teague says:

    I try to remember that words, once spoken or written, can potentially be eternal. They have great power to build up or tear down.

  2. Diane says:

    My husband used the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” to one of our grandchildren the other day. I couldn’t help but think that words have the power to build a person up or destroy them. Once it leaves our mouths, it can never be put back in.
    Dear Lord, gives us the wisdom to be kind with our words and the strength to fight off the hurt when unkind words are spoken to us.

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