The psalmist describes what we are in today in a place that endeavors to be without God. Our culture is in free fall, moral decline, filled with injustice and sin. We must remember we are sojourners and exiles. Christ left his true home to come here to be among us. One day this land will be returned to him but until then we must trust in the Lord and pray for deliverance.
Deliver Me, O Lord
A Song of Ascents.
1 In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. 2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? 4 A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!
5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! 6 Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. 7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!