This Psalm describes a time when it seems as if Godly men are disappearing and nowhere to be found. Wicked men will exalt human reason above God’s Word. But God’s Words are pure words. When they are tried in the fire, they will prevail and prove valuable to those who live by them.
When God’s people are surrounded by the evils of a society that has rejected God’s Words for man’s ways, they should know that they will be protected by the power of God. Just as God has preserved His Word, so will He preserve those who stand on His Word.