Psalms Chapter 11
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David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger.
- Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
DJG's Psalms Chapter 11 comment about verse 3 on 11/23/2014, 12:51am...
THIS IS PREDICTING 9 11 ! " The wicked shoot at the upright in heart " They did not have tall buildings then, they would have been called "uprights ". The planes hit in "the heart " of the building if this were a person it would have been in the area of the heart. " If the foundations be destroyed " now their talking in plural, 2,as in the twin towers, not as before, a foundation. "What can the righteous do ". No one righteous still knows what happened in 9 11 , only the evil, wicked who did this! "He shall rain snares fire and brimstone " The buildings are burning and falling! "Flee as a bird to your Mountain ". The planes, the buildings!
Pastor charles brantley's Psalms Chapter 11 comment on 10/05/2014, 6:46am...
This word is power, because it 's straight to the point. Amen and amen...
Sabinus's Psalms Chapter 11 comment on 9/23/2014, 5:27pm...
The Lord is our firm foundation that can neither be shaken nor destroyed. He is the stronger tower of the righteous who is always safe in Him. The enemy does not want us to live and therefore fights day and night to discomfort and lure us into thinking that God is no more near or ready to help us. The only way to win the battle is to maintain a firm relationship and unshakable faith in the most faithful and almighty father of ours. He is the ever present help in times of need.
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