With a world reeling under a pandemic, riots, and the general moral fabric of every society falling apart, where can we find a place where we feel safe? Not just physical safety, but where truth governs what people say and do.
This is a question the king David asked. As you may know, this king started as a young man taking care of his father’s sheep with no problems except a lion and a bear. Most of his life was a series of trials. As a young man, his life was spent running from another king who hated him. Enemies were always pursuing him because he was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14).
At a low point in David’s life, he asked the question, “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). You might be asking that question in your own words now. As we pan the chaos in the world today, moral foundations in every segment of culture are being destroyed. Is there anything, we who want righteousness, can do? Look at David’s answer.
“The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyelids test the children of man” (Psalm 11:4). We can be certain that nothing escapes His eyes and He “will bring every deed into judgment” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
At the same time, “the Lord tests the righteous” (Psalm 11:5). The danger for us is becoming too preoccupied with the wicked and forget that we too are being tested by Him. As I close this blog, I ask you to hold onto the promise David gives at the end of this Psalm; “For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face” (11:7). Are you ready to see Him? He is our safety!
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