The subject of foundations run through all of Scripture. In most of the Old Testament references, it centers around the building of the temple. But there are a few verses that speak to the very times we are in today.
David begins Psalm 11 by affirming that “In the Lord [he took] refuge” (v.1). We know from reading First and Second Samuel, that he faced bad news, almost on a continual basis; wars, violence, crime, corruption and political unrest. Sounds like the news in 2018. In these times, David took time to write his thoughts, and through them he speaks to our hearts. The adversary knocked at David’s door and he knocks at ours and says “Flee like a bird to the mountains” because the wicked are coming. David responds, “In the Lord I take refuge…The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyelids test the children of men” (11:4).
Then David raises the question, “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (11:3). In other words, even if through all the adversity that comes against the righteous to the point that the foundations of the earthly temple are destroyed, the Lord is still in His temple and sits on His throne because its foundation is in heaven. The Lord is using adversity and trial in our lives to see if we are building on the right foundation.
“For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). What are you building on? God brings trials to test which foundation we place our lives on.
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