SIGNS OF DECLENSION V.1-2
DECLINE IN CHARACTER
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceases; for the
faithful fail from among the children of men.
DECAY IN COMMUNICATION
they speak vanity every one with his neighbor
with flattering lips
and with a double heart do they speak.
SEVERITY FOR THE DEROGATORY V.3-4
ENTICEMENTS ARE EXTINGUISHED
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips,
HAUGHTINESS IS HALTED
and the tongue that proud things
CONCEIT IS CANCELLED
who have said, with our will we prevail
ARROGANCE IS ARRESTED
our lips are our who is Lord over us?
SALVATION FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN V.5-7
THE POOR ARE PLUNDERED
for the oppression of the poor
THE DESTITUTE ARE DESPERATE
for the sighing of the needy
THE PROMISE WILL BE PERFORMED
now will I arise, says the Lord; I will set
him in safety from him that puffs at him.
GOD’S PROMISES ARE:
PERFECT AND PURE
The words of The Lord are pure words
TESTED AND TRUE
as silver tried in a furnace of earth purified 7 times
GOD’S PROTECTIONS ARE:
SECURE AND STABILIZING
You will keep them, O Lord You will preserve them
ENDURING TO ETERNITY
from this generation forever
THE PERVERSE ARE PROWLING
The wicked walk on every side
DEPRAVITY IS DIGNIFIED
when the vilest men are exalted.