Psalm 12

“Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man” (v1).  The people of God have often felt like the righteous are disappearing; in this case, the psalmist was frustrated by lies and manipulation.   “Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak” (v2), each trying to win power (v3).  Yet God cuts through the noise; He sees that “the poor are plundered” and “the needy groan;” He promises to “arise” (v5).
“The words of the Lord are pure words” (v6).  God’s words are never “just words.” He speaks with truth and power to save those who call out to Him.