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
FUTILITY they speak vanity every one with his neighbor
FLATTERY with flattering lips
FABRICATION 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.