Psalm 12

Psalm 12  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
We have here the discovery of the wickedness of man among the Jews, when righteousness was looked for—see Eccl. 3:1616And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. (Ecclesiastes 3:16); Romans, and Isa. 5 It seems here to have risen to pride and oppression, and left poverty of spirit even there; therefore "Blessed are the poor in spirit"; there was a tribe for this, in Jesus—Matt. 5, the beatitudes are Himself, and thus open these Psalms.
6. The word of God is presented as a resting-place. This Psa. 1 think, applies to, or specially includes the professors within—the nominal associates in the same hope, but who were really not of God's children. It is the complaint of the godly man as to the state of things around him in Zion itself; he would not have wondered at there being no godly ones amongst those who were without.