1 I trust in the Lord for protection.
So why do you say to me,
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
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.
3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed.
What can the righteous do?”
4 But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely,
examining every person on earth.
5 The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked.
He hates those who love violence.
6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked,
punishing them with scorching winds.
7 For the righteous Lord loves justice.
The virtuous will see his face.
I read this psalm and think about all of our beloved Christian brothers and sisters in faraway lands that are being ravaged by the plague of Islam and the growing forces of ISIS. I was being comforted by reading the sensible words there in Ps. 11, thinking about how the Lord will, indeed, comfort His children–those who place their trust in Him.
It is weird to think that almost immediately after any great act of violence happens in the world, we all know about it, and can mourn together as one, because of modern technology. We have the internet and, thus, through media, can see what’s happening. I was reminded from the Lord that we can rejoice in another unifying miracle–mass Bible distribution! While I was reading and gaining comfort from Psalm 11, many of our brothers in dangerous countries were reading it, as well! WOW! That’s a wonder!
We look up at the moon at night, and think about all the people looking up at the same moon, well–Christians all over the world are experiencing the great and awesome presence of the Lord, and are basking in the warm glow we get from reading the Word, yes, the same Word of God–all over the globe! Hallelujah!
Remember your brothers in chains today.