“Rescue me, O Lord, from liars and from all deceitful people. O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment? You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.”
—Psalm 120:2-4 NLT
The Psalmist now speaks of a reason for their distress: they are surrounded by liars and deceitful people.
And this is the path of our pilgrimage: from lies to truth.
Eugene Peterson put it this way: “People submerged in a culture swarming with lies and malice feel as if they are drowning in it: they can trust nothing they hear, depend on no one they meet. Such dissatisfaction with the world as it is is preparation for traveling in the way of Christian discipleship.”
I’m guessing that you joined me on this pilgrimage because there’s a longing in you that nothing in this world can satisfy.
Like the author of this Psalm, we desperately crave truth.
So we set out on this dusty road, full of perils but with a glorious destination.
We seek for truth.
We seek God.
Here is a simple prayer to carry with you today:
Inhale: God, I’m tired of lies.
Exhale: I long for truth.