It’s always my goal to encourage. Even when giving not so good news from a scriptural perspective. We always need the truth, but as in everything in life, we need balanced truth. If I fed you an entire diet of healthy lettuce, you’d be no doubt unhealthy without other food groups. And you’d spend most of your life in the bathroom, just sayin’. That’s kind of how I feel sometimes when I continually feed myself with news. It’s seldom ever good and it usually leaves me feeling like crap. Certainly not inspired. But I need reality in my life. I need to understand what’s going on in the world around me. I just don’t need to fall apart because I feel like the world is going down the tubes.
Psalm 12 is a good dose of reality coupled with truthful encouragement of end times. According to commentary, “…some Jewish writers understand it of the times of the Messiah; and the Syriac version entitles the psalm,”an accusation of the wicked, and a prophecy concerning the coming of the Messiah.” I’m not too deep a thinker, but I certain see it. And it excites me! Within this Psalm is some painful truth about where we are in society and then the Psalmist gives us the hope of Christ, who makes everything better. This Psalm has what we need in life, perfect balance. Four verses of painful truth, and four verses of hope in truth.
Who is Lord over us?
Psalm 12:1-8 KJVS
 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?
Wow! Does that ever sound like what we’re hearing from the world today. In my 25 years of salvation I have never seen such a ‘weak spined’ church as now. It turns out “spined” is not a word, but I figure if the world can make up new genders, I can make up new words; and mine will do far less damage. But the church (collectively) has lost it’s back bone when they embrace what scripture clearly defines as sin. And it’s not just the sin of homosexuality that they’ve accepted, it’s he putrid intent of the agenda that most people are not aware of because they don’t seek news from a truthful source. For the record, if you’re watching any mainstream news, it’s not the truth. Whether or not you hear the term “Black Lives Matters,” they are fueling the fire of main stream media to push the “Critical Race Theory” into our public schools. By the way, I spoke with a teacher this week that said it had already made it’s way into Calhoun County.
If you’re unfamiliar with Critical Race Theory, (CRT) you really need to do your homework. Parents of every color, across the country are attending school board meetings to request the curriculum either be taken out of already instituted programs, or never make it’s way in. CRT influences children of different races to hate each other. It touts that white people are born evil and should live a life of apology for who God created them to be. One black father stated that “the curriculum basically teaches his daughter to hate her white mother.” Is it that simple of an issue. No this movement goes far deeper and far scarier.
Critical race theory is an offshoot of critical theory, the brainchild of the Frankfurt School, a group of 20th-century Marxists associated with the Institute for Social Research. (Fun fact: the founder of the Institute for Social Research wanted it to be named the Institut fur Marxismus, which translates to the “Institute for Marxism.” That name was scrapped for fear it would alienate the public.)
Why do I bring this up? Because the church should not plead ignorance at the cost of our children. We need to seek the truth and stand on the side of Christ. And this is only one of many truthful topics in society today that the church is either unaware of or in support of. So when the Psalmist asks “who is Lord over us?” I have to wonder? It is not Christ that would create an atmosphere of division among His people. It is no wonder that Marxism, BLM and this multi gender, self promoting identification is thriving. Because the church has bought the lie that we can’t be involved in public education. Yes we can. We may not be able to teach and preach, but we can protect our children from harm.
Outside of the school system, where we have our say, we can teach and preach the truth to our children and prepare them to be ready for the Lord’s return.
Jesus is Lord!
 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.
Jesus will arise and call His church home and the pride and arrogance of this world will cease in that day. His church, those who have accepted His work on the cross as payment for the sins of everyone in this world. The wise of this world call the faith of a child of God foolishness, they do puff at the opportunity. But God’s word is truth! Pure and undefiled by this world, we have the word of God at our fingertips to encourage us on days then the world drags us down. The Apostle Paul followed right along with this theory (a good theory by the way).
1 Corinthians 1:18 KJVS
 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolis hness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
We have the power of God within us to fight the wickednesof this world. We forget that more often than we capitalize on the fact.
My information regarding critical race theory comes from my own knowledge through conservative media outlets such as the blaze. The information I used for this blog post came from the following link if you’d like to check it out!