In Psalm 12 David is crying to God for help. He lives in a terrible situation. King Saul ordered the death of 85 godly men who wore the priestly robe. The killing rampage continued until an entire community of priests had been slaughtered with their women and children. This great evil marked David from that day forward for they were killed because of the help they had given him. David is complaining to God. He is desperate as he sing this song for a new day: Help, Lord! Save us!
The godly ones are swiftly disappearing!
Where are the dependable, principled ones?
Where are the truthful?
The godly seemed to be a vanishing breed in his life time. The people were proudly speaking with twisted tongues and lying lips. Then the Lord spoke a comforting word. He promised to rise to defend the poor. He said he would rescue and protect those who were plundered, the oppressed, and the needy who groan for help.
In the day of persecution and great evil, David take hold on the word of God. He believes the promises of God.
Every word God speaks is sure and every promise pure. His truth is tested, found to be flawless, and ever faithful. It's as pure as silver refined seven times in a crucible of clay. Ps 12: 6 (The Passion Translation)
Even if the godly ones are disappearing, the principled ones are difficult to find, and the truthful is not visible in the media, we will put our trust in our righteous and faithful God. He will keep us safe forever. Even in the day of evil he will keep us out of the reach of the wicked. Even if the ungodly strut and prowl, tolerating and celebrating what is worthless and vile, God will still lift up those who are humble and merciful.