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Psalm 11: Three Parts Worry, Four Parts Glory

Today, in church, we looked at Psalm 11. I never saw that is has two sections. The first three verses are filled with concern, then the following are looking at God's providence to manage the trouble at hand.

Psalm 11
For the director of music. Of David.

1. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.

2. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

3. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

4. The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.

5. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.

6. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.

7. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.


Zondervan NIV Study Bible

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