“Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.”
I do not know whose lying lips David was praying about in this Psalm, but this verse reminded me of the times I have pleaded with God to save me from my own. Many, many times have I sincerely pleaded with God for my congregation to have a pastor who would not lie to them, and in my heart, God saw that I was praying for that even if it meant the pastor would not be me.
I believe that James told the truth when he said (Jas. 3:8), “No one among men can tame the tongue; it is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison.” And I believe that only Jesus can rescue us from our own lying lips. That is why I have so often asked him, with all my heart, to save me, and those around me, from my own deceitful tongue.