Psalm 39:1 To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
It is time to truly recognize who and what we are in this world. We find the Psalmist contemplating one of the more evil ways that man can sin and that is with the tongue. We find lying tongues today that mislead people and they end up following a wrong path to destruction. That bridle is used to guide away from wrong and point to right and proper paths. He guards his tongue, as we all should.
We then see the Psalmist as he is reflecting about life before the fire. From what is written, he might have been thinking of life how he had achieved so much. This brought some thoughts about pride. Look what I have done is what sometimes possesses the thoughts of man. Reflection should reveal the brevity of man. Life is short. I have not reached the time of an octogenarian but I am a senior citizen. My mind tells me that I am not that far removed from being a teenager fresh out of high school. Now, I am at the age that people say, do you need help with that? If I had known the “measure of my days,” I might have change some things in my life. Fresh out of high school, I simply could not die. I took chances that I would not take today. The Psalmist said, “that I may know how frail I am.” Man is frail. Life can end sudden. Life rushes on and too soon we see the end of life coming and what have I done for the Lord? What have I done for my family? What have I done for my Church? I see the end of life, not far ahead. May I leave this life serving my Savior and Master, Jesus Christ.
Psa 26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:What a marvelous statement to be able to say this in truth. This should be what every person that proclaims Christ is their Savior strives to be. We are seen as innocent in the eyes of God because of the blood of Jesus. Complete innocence will not be achieved until we join the heavenly host. That does not mean we should not give up on this life we live and the innocency that we desire. May we wash our hands in holiness.
We learned much in 2020. I’ll get right to it. 1. In 2020, we learned that the establishment church is happy to render to Caesar the things that are God’s.I’ll say it straight out: Those pastors and churches that refused to resist the Covid lockdowns, closures and restrictions during 2020 surrendered to the spirit of antichrist and became part of the Babylonish beastly system of Revelation 18.Truly, the salt has lost its savour, and as Jesus told us, “it is thenceforth good for nothing.” (Matthew 5:13)What began as government-created tax-exempt religious organizations in 1954 turned into full-fledged government houses of spiritual prostitution in 2020. Street hookers are more honorable than these sheepish, sniveling, spineless “saints.” At least street hookers are honest about what they do, and they don’t try to hide their whorish behavior behind the façade of…
There is, today, a move away from the deep endearing knowledge of God and what He wants us to know. We are shallow in knowledge, relationship and living. We can no longer call our selves Christians because we do not pass the test of "Christ like." We want what we want and tend to move through the buffet line of the Bible, picking and choosing our desires. By this we allow our selves to indulge in worldly thought and actions.
We are called to be a separate people, distinct from the world and its practices. Those that call themselves Christians today practice worldly things and are no longer identifiable as Christians.