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Take Refuge in the Lord – Psalm 11

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In the Lord I take refuge.
Psalm 11:1

Take Refuge in the Lord – Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in His Holy Temple;
    the Lord is on His Heavenly Throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    His eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    He hates with a passion.
On the wicked He will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    He loves justice;
    the upright will see His face.
Psalm 11:1-7

Reflection

When King David is tempted to distrust God and take matters into his own hands, he leans into His Lord instead — reminding himself of who God is. Sitting on His Heavenly Throne, the Lord observes every person on earth. He knows the righteous and He knows the evil doers; He sees all the plans made in secret. This psalm points out that the Lord “hates” the wicked (those who love violence and plot evil) “with a passion.”

You are His beloved child. If someone does something to hurt you, they are hurting the ‘apple of God’s eye’ … and punishment will be severe (v 6). The Lord is all mercy and all just. Therefore, it is the upright … and the upright only … who will one day see Him face to face.

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