“To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.”
Psalm 11:1a – “In the LORD put I my trust.”
(Note: The two questions of this psalm are significant for the flow of thought in this psalm.)
I. The challenge against the Lord’s trusting servant. (Psalm 11:1b)
II. The conflict for the Lord’s trusting servant. (Psalm 11:2)
III. The concern of the Lord’s trusting servant. (Psalm 11:3)
IV. The confidence of the Lord’s trusting servant. (Psalm 11:4-7)
I. The challenge against the Lord’s trusting servant.
Psalm 11:1b – “How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?”
II. The conflict for the Lord’s trusting servant.
(This is the source for the challenge against the Lord’s trusting servant.)
Psalm 11:2 – “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may
privily shoot at the upright in heart.”
III. The concern of the Lord’s trusting servant.
Psalm 11:3 – “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
IV. The confidence of the Lord’s trusting servant.
(This is the answer to the concern of the Lord’s trusting servant.)
A. The LORD is the all-holy God.
Psalm 11:4a – “The LORD is in his holy temple.”
B. The LORD is the all-sovereign King.
Psalm 11:4b – “The LORD’S throne is in heaven.”
C. The LORD is the all-knowing Judge.
Psalm 11:4c – “His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.”
D. The LORD tries the righteous unto their purifying.
Psalm 11:5a – “The LORD trieth the righteous.”
E. The LORD hates the wicked unto their judgment.
Psalm 11:5b – “But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.”
F. The LORD judges the wicked with “an horrible tempest.”
Psalm 11:6 – “Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall
be the portion of their cup.”
G. The LORD loves righteousness because He is all-righteous.
Psalm 11:7a – “For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness.”
H. The LORD favors the righteous with His blessed fellowship.
Psalm 11:7b – “His countenance doth behold the upright.”
So then, “what can the righteous do” when the foundations of righteousness are being destroyed? Should they “flee as a bird” to their mountain? No! Rather, they should put their whole-hearted trust in the Lord their God. What can the righteous do? Trust the LORD!
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