Psalms are songs and or poems to God. The entire book of Psalms is one giant book of Praise that contains prophecy and understanding of God because the songs and praises rise above time itself to celebrate the past actions of God, Present actions and Actions to be. At least every day I will try to post a short Psalm or Proverb to share it and reflect on it and even give a brief explanation on it.
Psalm 11 (KJV)
In the Lord I my trust
In the Lord I put my trust: how say ye to my soul flee as a bird to your mountain?
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.
If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?
The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
The lord trieth the righteous: but wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness his countenance doth behold the upright.
My study bible notes on this psalm is
A vision of the Lord on His throne is all the righteous need for security in the face of the threat of the wicked.
While I agree with the text I feel the explanation fails to put in perspective what we are looking at and what the Psalm is celebrating about God.
It starts off like all of us do at one point in are life asking God what are we to do when the wicked seem to be prevailing over us.
Then like when God revealed himself in a whirlwind to Job the Lord shows us a taste of His glory and brief look at His awesome power as well as a glimpse at his plan for the world.
It tells us that the Lord is in heaven were the foundations can never be broken. That He judges over both the wicked and the righteous. For the wicked He will lay out snares for them as well as cast them into the lake of fire or the 2nd death.
For the righteous get the Lord’s love and will be with Him.
This psalm echos the plan God has for man to let us live on the earth and to Judge are actions. While the wicked may seem to prosper God is promising that He will reward them the lake of fire for their wicked ways and He confirms his Love for the righteous. Like the study bibles explanation this reassurance of what God intends to do should be enough for us as it should put away are doubts at seeing evil grow knowing that in the end it will be for nothing and we still always have the love of God.
Well if any reading wish to add, comment away.