I have to say that this Psalm has spoken volumes to me this year. It perfectly depicts how I have felt on many occasions as family and friends I had trusted betrayed that trust. Pride, arrogance, and selfishness can not only ruin a relationship or a testimony, but they can also ruin a person. I’ve seen firsthand how far someone can fall when they are running headlong after sin.
But God is faithful. He does see us when we are offended, and He will rise up to vindicate us and save us. I have seen Him do it for me this year.
Oppression by the Wicked
For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.
1 Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
2 They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
4 They say, “Through our tongues we have power;[a]
our lips are our own—who can be our master?”
5 “Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.
7 You, Lord, will guard us;
You will protect us from this generation forever.
8 The wicked wander everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
- Psalms 12 – A Prayer for Help against the Wicked (revthechristianlife.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 12 (psalmss.wordpress.com)
- God Gets It – Coffee with God – October 9th (pilgrimwanderings.wordpress.com)