Pray continually. - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

A Devotional Thought on Psalm 11


David’s psalms often confess trouble and trial. Despite being King over Israel and having the great blessing of hearing God’s Word specifically, uniquely to him, he still felt helpless at times in a hostile world. The wicked hide in the shadows and launch secret attacks against David and against God’s people. Well, that hasn’t changed. I can’t help but think of our experience in modern culture – relativism, post-modernism, and the elevation of science as theology. In this context, attacks against Christians are gaining steam every day. “How foolish to hold to the Bible, to antiquated views on gender, marriage, family, love, creation!” Surely the wicked still bend their bows. And yet the LORD is in his holy temple, and his eye is on all the world. He still reigns. And he is forever righteous. How foolish…? No. Like David, we too will be vindicated. We too will see His face. Take refuge in him.

Psalm 11
For the director of music. Of David.
 
1 In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.


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