Psalm 12 Outline
– David complaint why the faithful people are disappearing (Psalm 12:1-2)
– David couldn’t stand boast and flattery (Psalm 12:3-4)
– God will protect those oppressed by deceptive talkers (Psalm 12:5-6)
– People prefer wickedness instead of God’s words (Psalm 12:7-8)
Psalm 12 Summary
In Psalm 12:1-2, David is crying out to God why the godly people are disappearing. Now, David finds that the people around them are those that aren’t faithful to God. These people tell lies and flatter.
In Psalm 12:3-4, David couldn’t stand people that flatter and boast so he pleaded God to cut them off.
In Psalm 12:5-6, God promised to protect those oppressed by these deceptive talkers. God’s words are pure like fine silver which is different than the idle, and deceptive words of those talkers.
In Psalm 12:7-8, David knew that even though people know God’s words, they did not prefer to obey it. Instead, they prefer to do evil.
Psalm 12 Bible Study
1. Don’t tell lies or flatter people
Telling lies or speaking flattery about people are sins. You should not tell likes even if it is for a good purpose. Speaking flattery, such as praising people when you don’t mean it, is lying so it is a sin. In Colossians 3:9-10, lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. In Proverbs 19:9, a false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. In Proverbs 12:22, lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.