“Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” Psalm 12:1 (KJV)
Help. A cry for some aid from someone. Some times anyone will do. For the Psalmist the cry is made to the LORD – to Jehovah – “Help, LORD”. Such a simple prayer; a simple request. O how we need to realize we need His help.
The need David had was that he saw godly men passing away. Godliness among people was ceasing. I believe we can see that in our culture, in society today. I endeavor to be a godly man. I know other men who endeavor to be godly.
It seems that evil is taking over. Oh, how we need to plea for godly men and women to rise up, be faithful, and yield to the leadership of the Spirit of God and His Word.
Let me close with words from THE TREASURY OF DAVID,
“For the godly man ceaseth;” the death, departure, or decline of godly men should be a trumpet-call for more prayer, They say that fish smell first at the head, and when godly men decay, the whole commonwealth will soon go rotten. We must not, however, be rash in our judgment on this point, for Elijah erred in counting himself the only servant of God alive, when there were thousands whom the Lord held in reserve. The present times always appear to be peculiarly dangerous, because they are nearest to our anxious gaze, and whatever evils are rife are sure to be observed, while the faults of past ages are further off, and are more easily overlooked. Yet we expect that in the latter days, “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” and then we must the more thoroughly turn from man, and address ourselves to the Churches’ Lord, by whose help the gates of hell shall be kept from prevailing against us.
Let the people of God rise up, and live godly through the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. Being godly is being different from the world in which we live. Different in our dress, our speech, our actions, all of life.