Psalm 12

For the music director; according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David.

Deliver, Lord! For the godly have disappeared; people of integrity
have vanished.
People lie to one another; they flatter and deceive.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts!
They say, “We speak persuasively; we know how to flatter and boast. Who is
our master?”
“Because of the violence done to the oppressed, because of the painful
cries of the needy, I will spring into action,” says the Lord. “I will
provide the safety they so desperately desire.”
The Lord’s words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver
purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined.
You, Lord, will protect them; you will continually shelter each one from
these evil people,
for the wicked seem to be everywhere, when people promote evil.


One thought:

We may not feel a desire to be delivered from this world because they are too much a part of it.


Three questions:


What contrast does the Psalmist make between God’s words and human words


How do you feel about the idea of God’s ultimate deliverance?


Identify one thing that is tying you to this world too strongly





Acknowledge God as the great deliverer, whose promises are always kept.

Give thanks for the deliverance we have in Jesus Christ.

Ask God to help you desire to be with Him rather than stay in the evil of this world.