January 4, 2022

Psalms 11 — Trust In God, Not man

Here is an interesting conversation between DAvid and someone who is always worried about the bad things that are out in there in the world.  A cursory glance at the TV, and we can find all sorts of stuff to worry about; pandemics, the China threat, terrorism, it seems like media companies have become merchants of fear, that use threats to keep us glued to the TV, now that’s a whole other story, but today we are reminded that when we are challenged by the wicked things in the world that give us cause to worry, we are to do what the righteous do and keep our trust in God:  

Psa 11:1  For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!

Psa 11:2  The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.

Psa 11:3  The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”

So the nervous Nellie is saying to David, the sky is falling!  What can a Christian do with all this evil in the world?  

Here is David’s response: 

Psa 11:4  But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.

God misses nothing, we leave the wicked things and stuff that weighs us down to the Lord, God will see these things through, He reigns over all of these evils of the world, and the David also reminds us, trust in God.  Trust the fact that God looks after His children.  

Another Psalm before we go that reminds us not to worry in Chapter 55 verse 22: “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

So we should not be like the worry wart in today’s Psalms that runs around with their head cut off, but rather do like David does, and Trust in the Lord for Protection. 

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