~ Psalm 12 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~



~ Spiritual Journey from The Beginning To The End of The Psalm ~

~ Psalm 12 ~


The Psalms are an odorous fragrant collection of spiritual wisdom from on high! Although scribed by the hands of man the Lord’s divine inspiration is quite evident! No man or woman alone could construct and exude such marvelous audacious principled precepts! The gift of spiritual anointing graciously pours forth throughout the contents of these magnificent Psalms. The wisdom here is endless and ageless and can be applied by all. Especially to those of us who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!


For many centuries the Psalms have, been sung, recited and meditated upon. Scores of captivated and interested, individuals and audiences have found immense comfort within them! This vibrant exquisite collection of classic poetry, prose and songs are insightful, diverse and cavernously profound. Many were accompanied by stringed instruments and organs!


Praise and worship have always been an integral part of the lifestyle of the Lord’s children! God wants us to acknowledge and worship Him daily!


King David was affluent, astute, wise, and no doubt chosen by the Lord! What power! Yet he too was still not exempt from persecution himself. David even knew what it was like to be pursued by a hostile king way back in approximately 1000 BC. As I discussed in Psalm 11 he was perversely maligned and pursued. There were many attempts made upon his life by his own father- in –law King Saul...


The Church has not been without its “spiritual warfare” To be called a Christian was not considered to be a favorable position. Jesus and His disciples encountered much opposition! In fact initially the term “Christian” was meant to be derogatory! It was meant to belittle those who followed Jesus Christ! The then organized religious establishment was threatened by Jesus and sought to undermine His mission and ministry! Persecution has always come hand in hand with being a “believer!” No doubt much turbulence has also come from within by fellow believers as well who differ on doctrinal practices… This is why we must always examine our position in Christ in the light of His immutable Word!


The Christian Church has always been entwined and laced with an enormous amount of persecution and schisms from its inception. Ancient history records some of the worse persecution that took place was when Diocletian was emperor in (A.D. 284-305). He felt that the Christians were conspiring against him. He sought to annihilate them therefore he ordered that many be massacred. Much to his own dismay his wife and daughter began to turn and convert to the teachings of Jesus Christ. This took place right before the appointment of Constantine who became his successor. Christianity under his new administration eventually became once again acceptable…


Here in this marvelous Psalm we can feel David’s heart! Betrayal is hard to endure especially when it comes from those you love! It is an awful stab in the back. Righteousness has already been established by the LORD! His basic principles for life and living have not changed throughout the centuries! It is important to not compromise His principles! Many would have you to believe otherwise. This is why it is so important to know His Word for yourself! In it you will discover and learn the benefits of spiritual wisdom as well as the ongoing battle between GOOD and evil… It is important to know that through Jesus Christ we have the VICTORY!


However one must see and be aware of the spiritual warfare about us! We can stand on His WORD and rest knowing that the Lord is the Spirit of TRUTH! His will and HIS WAY must be our first priority! David diligently sought the Lord for guidance! Many others are recorded in the Word of God who put their trust in the Lord and emerged victoriously as well! So do not be alarmed when the majority seeks to set His Word aside! Seek the Lord daily and allow His Word to be “A Lamp to your feet and a Light to your path…” Psalm 119. The LORD is able! Today we too can TRUST the Lord in any and every situation!



~ Psalm 12 ~

Book of Praise Lesson Highlights

BOOK 1

The Pure Words of the LORD


Theme: The proud and lying words of people versus true and pure words of GOD. A call for protection against those who try to manipulate us!

Author: David & Asaph

The 5th of seven “penitential” Psalms

The Lord allows the righteous and the wicked to live together on this earth that He has created. He spoke it into existence through the Word! From the beginning of time evil has attempted to undermine God’s plan for life and living on earth… We often see in His Word illustrations of one encountering trials and going through the fire as a purifying process! It was from a burning bush that the Lord spoke to Moses! The bush was never consumed but the fire definitely got Moses’ attention! He called Moses to bring His people out of Egypt! Moses later led the children of Israel through their wilderness journey. It was not an easy task, because they did not always want to LISTEN or do as the Lord told them…


The point here is; in life we will go through some things! But the Lord is willing and able to lead us through them all! But we must be willing to listen! It is becoming increasingly clear that many are moving away from the Truth of God’s Word! In the name of what they call love they will modify, overlook and adjust the Truth of His Word in order to allow many to feel comfortable in sin! There is much support readily available that actually enables rather than encourage spiritual growth! Sin separates us from God! We all must confess any sin and repent; not embrace it! The Word of God tells us that He is our Creator and Maker; in fact GOD is LOVE!” Does He not know what is best for us all?


Here again in this Psalm we discover that David has been abandoned and there appears to be very few about him who wants to adhere to his advice? Here we can see that godly advice or wise counsel is not always accepted... It is important for us to keep in mind that with the Lord we are never alone! There are times that man will forsake you! It can be disheartening when those who say they know you do not understand when you stand on the Lord’s Word? They may even turn against you! They should really know you better but… However still, regardless of whom it is we must or should not compromise what we know to be true for the sake of being supported nor for the fear of being rejected!


Altering God’s Word is spiritually dangerous! The lines between right and wrong then become blurred! This is tantamount during this day and age! In this era depending on who you are talking to what is acceptable changes! Do we simply ignore what the Lord has to say? No! If you are a true believer notice it is not always easy living in a world that conforms to the desires of man! Rather than invite in His Holy Spirit and allow the process of transformation. Sin instead is often embraced. The Lord can transform any life; but you must invite Him into your heart! It is never too late as long as there is breath in your body!


We all can stand to be corrected at times by His Word! We are not beyond reproach! Sin is never justified in the Word! It is the one thing that separates us from the Lord until one readily repents! This is why we all need Jesus Christ as our personal Savior & Lord!


We in fact should welcome being corrected in the Light of His Word! It is so powerful! The “TRUTH sets you and I FREE.” His Holy Spirit is supposed to be our Counselor and our inner Guide that makes us conscious of right and wrong!


There are times when we must stand alone when no one wants to hear what the Truth of God’s Word! As my aged wise Pastor said before he went to be with the LORD; “It is in your Bible if you have not torn it out!”


This is what Jesus taught us: “Now I am going to Him who sent Me, yet none of you ask Me, “Where are You going?” Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth: It is good that I go away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. When HE comes He will convict the world of guilt in regards to sin and righteousness and judgment in regards to sin, because men do not believe Me in regards to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see Me no longer, and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world stands condemned…” John 16.


We cannot always avoid difficult circumstances and turbulent situations! Yes, there will be times when some might have selective memories and the truth gets lost in the process. Some weave and waffle or simply; don’t tell the truth in order to spare themselves… Not everyone can stand under pressure! God still wants us to be faithful to His Word! We can be confident when we go through the fire! We can definitely trust the Lord! God can always help us when nobody else can! “Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished among men. Everyone lies to his neighbor their flattering lips speak with deception.”


God cares for everyone! He is a just GOD! He knows when a fraud is perpetrated against us. When power is unjustly used to suppress us! He knows when we are lied on… He is sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate and those wronged by unjust accusations. When we are being oppressed God is concerned! The Lord will vindicate you or I! But we must stand on His Word and keep adorned in His spiritual armor! Our reputation is always safe with the Lord! It is His opinion that matters most! “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will arise “says the Lord. I will protect them from those that malign them.”



The Lord’s Word is pure! It is not like man’s words! God desire is to bless us! “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of HIS purpose clear to the heirs of what is promised, He confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is IMPOSSIBLE for GOD to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the HOPE offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6. His Word is unblemished! We can trust the Word of God!


A furnace is extremely hot! This is how the dross is removed from silver to refine it! Here we are told that the crucible had intense heat seven times the normal degrees! Seven in the Bible represents completion and wholeness! It is the number of “perfection!” This is to again reassure us of the unadulterated infallible truths in the inspired Word of GOD! “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay purified seven times.”



The Lord will guard us! We can be safe in the Lord! Although there were many wicked people about David he remained confident in the Lord! This is no different from today! We can trust that God will interpose when we truly need Him. Not because of who we are but because of who He is! The Lord keeps His promises! As Moses told Joshua when he was being called to go the way of the Lord! “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged!” Just think at this time there were no books, newspapers, televisions or computers! The children of Israel would gather together to hear the Word of God read to them…


In this 21st century we are without excuse! We have Bibles galore and in just a few seconds via the internet you can share the WORD OF GOD all around the world. Look at GOD! Man can do no more than the LORD allows! Ministry goes far beyond the walls.... It is so very important to Know God’s Word for yourself! We serve an ALMIGHTY OMNIPOTENT GOD! He is the Great "I AM"! There is nobody greater! We can stand on His promises! PRAISE GOD!!! We can find “Security & Significance in HIM alone! O Lord, You will KEEP us safe and protect us from such people forever!”


We are living in a time of great deception! We need an ongoing diet of spiritual food to keep us spiritually sharp and alert! We daily need the infilling presence of His Holy Spirit! We must let HIS WORD Light our path! We must sincerely pray that the Fruit of the Lord’s Spirit continually blossoms bountifully in our lives so we may know the difference between TRUTH and error! God does not want us manipulated! What is honorable to man is not always honorable in the eyes of the LORD! Pray for spiritual discernment! We really need to take time to listen and “Be STILL & KNOW!”


This Psalms concludes saying: “The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored by men.”






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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Thank you DeBorrah for this useful teaching and exhortation of psalm 12 to remain loyal and faithful to Him in spite of persecution and to remain and abide in His tried and true Word to keep ourselves in His will and His ways.

I loved your exhortation to know the word for ourselves. You are so correct that we really are without excuse to do so.

I also agree that we should welcome correction. He only does so because of His great love and desire for our spiritual best

I also liked how you showed that our reputation is safe with Him and we can trust that He knows and He cares and we can entrust those who seek our harm into the hands of the one who judges fairly and righteously


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Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

I love it.


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

Your article is amazingly insightful -- chock full of good goodness. To always eat a spiritual diet should be every believers want. Thank you for sharing...


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Tamarajo, You are so welcome! Yes! It really is important that we spend time regularly in His Word and develop an ongoing personal intimate relationship with the Lord! There is nothing else like it! There is an unexplainable Peace that only comes from truly knowing the Lord! We can rest assured that as we cleave to the Lord when under attack and or being persecuted we can TRUST that in His time He will work it out for our GOOD! As you well stated: “we can entrust those who seek our harm into the hands of the one who judges fairly and righteously.” Amen! & AMEN!!

Thank you for stopping by to share your keen spiritual insight! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS Y OU!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Vladimir Uhri, THANK YOU!!! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Mr.s DeBorrah : David was very wise , and the Psalms are always interesting. It is a shame his father-in-law gave him so many problems. I saw a good movie where Saul was angry at God. He really had some problems. I love your work. It is fantastic precious heart. God Bless You, and your loving precious family.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

A very meaty Hub - Totally agree with you that we live in times of great deception and if Christians are not careful even they will be convinced to not bother being a Christian.

Thanks for this great share.

Have a very Blessed week. May fresh anointing be on you. May God prosper the work of your hands. May God guide your going out and coming in - including your family.

Times may be hard, but God Jehovah Jireh will always make provision for you. All the good you do will not be evil spoken of. Your light will continue to shine bright and Angels go forth and locate all your Blessings, where ever they may be. May your children be well known for good and be Pillars of Society.

Best Wishes, Elena x.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

C-Bless, So glad that you have been inspired! The Psalms truly are marvelous! The Word of God is so very powerful! Thank you for stopping by to share, please do come again. In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Stars, This is truly a wonderful Psalm. It is packed with marvelous ageless life lessons. It is sad yet true that David was unjustly treated by his father-in-law! Here we can see the benefit of turning to the Lord when being mistreated! We can always find comfort in the Lord! Thank you for stopping by to sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You & your family as well!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Lady E, It really is very important that we have a daily intake of the Word! It helps to keep things in perspective! The Word is ALIVE & POWERFUL! The Psalms are full of wisdom, direction and encouragement!

What is happening all about us in this world is the WORD of GOD being fulfilled! Thank God for Jesus we can ALWAYS have HOPE! There are those who will believe and do just about anything! The Word presents balance in the midst of chaos! Comfort in the midst of a storm, encouragement amidst persecution or mistreatment and direction to help us stay on the Narrow Path! What is perceived as normal is always changing,.. But God’s ageless basic principles for life and living remains the same…

Thank you for stopping by to share! I receive your heart felt, kind, loving, Blessing in Jesus Name! It is most appreciated! Thank you so much! The LORD truly will provide and there is “NOBODY GREATER!” than the LORD! In HIM we can be confident! Thank the LORD for HIS HOLY SPIRIT! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Much Love & HUGS! GOD BLESS YOU!


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

DeBorrah,

Surely, David's pain is our pain and his sorrows our sorrows and his submission to and confidence in the sovereignty of God is also our submissive will and complete confidence in God.

Thank you for a well written, encouraging and edifying sermon on Psalm 12. It shed much light on a great passage of Scripture.

May God keep you preaching and teaching the Word.

Forever His,


His daughter 5 years ago

Amen, DeBorrah! Through Jesus we do have the victory and I believe many of the Psalms verify that and the Psalmists from their own life experiences. Many of the songs were a well spring of praise coming from within as the result of the victory God had given in their lives. Love the Psalms! God bless!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Rev Lady, The depth of David's relationship with the Lord is most intriguing... There is a wealth of Wisdom, Compassion, Life Lessons as well as Praise within these exhaustive amazing Psalms! It is always a pleasure as well as confirmation of our reciprocal Love for the Lord and His Word! May He continue to use you mightily to draw others closer to Him and prosper you abundantly in all you do to further His Kingdom…!

Thank You for taking the time to visit and share your moving, inspiring words! Your presence here is most appreciated! In HIS Love, grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

His daughter, Amen! & AMEN!! The Psalms are indeed marvelous! We can find much comfort and peace knowing that through Jesus Christ we have the VICTORY! Thank you for atopping by to share your words of inspiration! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless YOU!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Great hub, full of great encouragements from the Word of God.Truly in the Lord alone we can rest our perfect security The safest place in the world is to live inside the center of God's will. We have to keep on waiting upon the Lord. Surely He reserves His great purposes for our lives. Thank you for sharing these timeless truths. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Cristina, Thank You! So glad that you are encouraged! We have so much to be thankful for in the Lord! The Word is Powerful! Thank you as always for stopping by to share your refreshing insight that will encourage others as well! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

DeBorrah, this Psalm strikes at the heart of today's problems. You are so right. There are times we have to stand alone and people won't want to hear what we say. Faithfulness is failing in this vain society in which we live. The wicked are being exalted. There is nothing but chastisement and correction for those who hold true to the Words of the Lord. Oppressing the poor and making life harder for the needy seems to be the direction the world continually wants to take. I pray the Lord brings on His furnace and begins to try us, one and all. Only those whom He chooses will enter and be purified. Peace


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Allen, This Psalm truly is marvelous! God is worthy of the honor and praise!

As you so wellstated: “Faithfulness is failing in this vain society in which we live. The wicked are being exalted. There is nothing but chastisement and correction for those who hold true to the Words of the Lord.:” Amen! & Amen! The Word is being fulfilled! It is quite evident that there is much support for those who practice wickedness. What is a bit alarming is how so many believers are being towed right along. Unconditional love for many means supporting what is wrong! This is why it is so important that we spend time daily with the Lord and in HIS Word to seek HIS direction through this maze of life! Many are traveling on the wide road and are not aware that they are being led astray! We must continue to PRAY that the LORD brings to the forefront what has been happening and manipulated in the dark! The Word teaches us that fewer find the Narrow Road that leads to Him! Thank God for His precious Holy Spiirt!

We can REJOICE knowing that by the Grace of Jesus Christ we will escape the “fiery furnace!” PRAISE GOD! We can stand on ALL of God’s PROMISES! Thank you for stopping by to share your words of wisdom! As Jude teaches us; We must continue to contend for the FAITH in these perilous times! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Yes, your words are true. The lines have surely been blurred between right and wrong in America today, and in Europe. God's Word is being altered by those who wish to approve of their sin of preference. People are proud and in open rebellion against God. The ideas of Darwin, Marx, and Freud have been used to weaken the spiritual strength of our nation's people; to sow doubt; to cast true believers as some kind of backward ignoramuses who are living in the past. The great deceiver is running wild in our land.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

James A Watkins, What you say is true: “The great deceiver is running wild in our land.” Amen! It is clear that the Scriptures are being fulfilled! This is why it is so important to KNOW the LORD’s WORD for yourself! Jesus asked Peter three times before he returned to the Father did he Love HIM? Jesus proceeded to tell him to if he did to “Feed my lambs! Take care of my sheep and Feed my sheep!” Then Jesus told him to “Follow HIM!” John 21. Sharing the Word of God is IMPORTANT….

As believers we must become increasingly aware of the spiritual warfare that exists on many levels all about us. It wants to make us doubt, derail us and place us on the broad road that leads to destruction. However we must “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight!” Staying on “The Straight and Narrow” is not always an easy task! The Word of God is our essential spiritual food! It can keep us spiritually alert..! It is “ALIVE” and POWERFUL! “SEE to it that NO ONE takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on CHRIST…!” Colossians 2. These Psalms include a wealth of Spiritual Wisdom to help us better navigate through this maze of life! TRUSTING GOD & KEEPING our eyes on CHRIST is the key to where our strength lies… Thank God for His Holy Spirit!

Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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