Psalm 11: “The Lord Judges Righteously”
David references a suggestion made to him to flee to the mountains, perhaps alluding to his friends telling him to flee from Saul back in 1 Samuel 23. Here, David says that he would rather not run in fear, but instead run to the Lord who is his refuge. He continues, and sayid that his these same people’s advice was foolish. He answers this however, as he says that the Lord is in His temple, possibly referring to the temple, or simply that he knows the Lord is where He ought to be, on His throne. He then closes with the proclamation of God being righteous and fair in His judgement. This chapter seems to carry the same tone as the previous two, and we’ll see through Psalm 15. David is clearly bothered by the evil around him, whether they are pursuing him, or otherwise. He is demanding justice from God. We too tend to demand justice at times, but we must also remember that we were also once subject to that same judgement, until we were washed clean with the blood of Jesus. I’m sure we’ve all seen the contrast throughout the Psalms so far. There the wicked and there are the righteous. There is no in between, and the Lord is not only merciful, but also a Good Judge. While we ought to pray for our enemies, or those that are enemies of God, but we also should be ministering to them, as we are called to share the Lord. The Lord promised to judge righteously, and we ought to share that with others. When was the last time you shared the Lord with someone?