“A Song About Truth”

The Songs of Our Savior

Preached by: Phill Howell | 08/29/21

Scripture/Text: Psalms 12:1-8; Description: The big idea of this week's sermon from Psalms 12:1-8 is that a deceived world will be saved by a divine word, that of Jesus Himself, the word who became flesh. Through the chiastic structure of Psalm 12, the Psalmist contrasts the words of the wicked with the words of the Lord. The wicked, who with smooth speech boast confidently of their ability to exploit others through the abuse of their power, are challenged by the words of the Lord, who answers with the promise of deliverance in response to the cries of the oppressed. But when did the Lord make good on this promise to rescue? The answer comes in the gospel according to John, where it explains that the Lord did arise to deliver his people by becoming the man Jesus, who through suffering the boasts and oppression of a broken world, defeated the power of sin and death, ultimately being raised in victory and now reigning in heaven.