I trust the Lord; do not tell me to flee

Psalms Bible Background

07.13.2016 – Old Testament: Psa 11.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 10–12 on July 13, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Do you trust the Lord with your life, or is your faith in Him simply something you do in “church”? Listen to David,

In the LORD I put my trust;
How can you say to my soul,
“Flee as a bird to your mountain”?
(Psalm 11.1) 

David determined to place his trust in the Lord. That being the case, how could anyone tell him to flee as a bird to a place of safety when danger approached? Then David revealed the reasoning of his friends,

For look! The wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow on the string,
That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?
(Psalm 11.2–3) 

His friends told him that the wicked had made preparations to fight him, and if he lost, what would the righteous do? David was the leader of Israel. Yet, for that very reason, he placed his trust in the Lord, and knew that the Lord would be with him in all battles.

Questions:

  • Do you still trust in the Lord when you are tested?

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