The talk in the post-war Middle East began. Nearly every party began posturing. The US named George Mitchell as special envoy. Egypt began calling for a 10 year truce.
1Save, Yahvah; for the godly man ceases; for faith has disappeared from the land.
2Men speak vanity, everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips, and with a double heart they do speak.
3Yahvah will destroy all flattering lips and tongues that speak proud things.
4For they have said, With our tongue we will prevail: our lips are our own; who is sovereign over us?
5Because of the oppression of the poor and the groans of the needy, now I will arise says Yahvah; and I will bring salvation openly.
6The words of Yahvah are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on land, they are purified 7 times.
7You will keep them, Yahvah; you will preserve me and save me from this generation forever.
8For the wicked walk everywhere with contemptible pride, like the sons of Edom.
2 days previously, George Mitchell was named special envoy to the Middle East by incoming President Obama. Many parties in the Middle East were expecting his first visit to the region at this date.
Being a Sabbath, news out of Israel was slim, but Debka reported Egyptian intervention in Hamas' claims against Israel, and supported Israel in demanding a long-term truce, on the range of 10 or more years.
There was a second Debka report that dealt with the situation in Hamas' leadership.
Verse 2 of the Psalm suggests that all has turned to talk, the talk between the parties after the war and their various situations. The Psalmist suggests it is all vanity, flattering lips and a double heart.
Verses 3 and 4 suggest that God will destroy this type of talk, that it will go nowhere.
Verse 5 and 6 teach that Gods words are not like the words seen in these people.
Verse 7 suggest God will protect from these sorts of people, perhaps the last war for a generation.
Verse 8 suggest the wicked are walking everywhere, especially Edom, which is probably a reference to other Middle East countries.