Praise in the Midst of Treachery

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Psalm 12

Chapter Summary

Praise in the Midst of Treachery

Much of David’s trouble (and sometimes, much of ours, too) comes from people betraying our trust or being deceitful. It must have been hard for David to hold onto his faith and trust in God when he was betrayed on every side by those who should have been his friends. Perhaps writing and singing these songs helped him to stay focused. What helps you?

Day 138

Dear God, when I can’t count on people, I can count on You. Help me never to be the kind of person who would betray another.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 12:5

Psalm 12


12 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.