#4/5: With Christ in the School of Prayer Psalm 12
November 2nd / 3rd 2013 by Pastor Colin S. Smith
You will guard us from this generation forever. Psalm 12:8
This is a generational psalm. We read about the “children of man” in verses 1 and 8. The focus of this prayer is a concern over what the future holds for our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren.
Notice how it begins: “Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of men” (Psalm 12:1). The godly have gone. The faithful have vanished. We want our children to be surrounded by godly examples, and models of faithfulness but, David says, “That’s hard to find today!”
Now look at the end: “On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of men” (Psalm 12:8). David was noticing a significant change. Vileness is exalted. A virtue is made of vice.
In other words, evil was being called “good” and good was being called “evil” by the culture. Everything seemed upside down. What hope is there for our children when this is the world in which they are growing up? That’s the burden that gave birth to this psalm.
This psalm speaks powerfully to our situation today. God has given us a prayer in the Bible for times when we fear for our children. What does the future hold for them? How will they be able to stand in this world where vileness is exalted and it’s hard for them to find godly and faithful friends?
The message today is in two parts. First, an analysis of the assault that our children are facing. Second, a strategy for prayer and for action.
Read More Here: https://www.unlockingthebible.org/pray-fear-children/