Good Morning October 20

King David faced many battles, and opposition to his kingdom. Many places in the Psalms he cries out for help. He knew his hope only came from the Lord, and it was in Him that he put his trust. He begins Psalm 11 saying, “In the LORD I take refuge;…” We seem to be in an unprecedented time in our country where the “kingdom” under our Constitution is threatened. “For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.”(vs.2) And then the Psalmist asks, “If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” In the last 50 years we have seen many foundations which we have trusted, and perhaps taken too fore granted, crumble. We don’t know what the coming months will hold, but we do know, as David, the One in whom we trust. In verses 4 & 5 David declares, “The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD’S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked,…” Scripture never promises that we will not have to face difficult times, but it does promise that nothing is outside of the Lord’s care or control. It is also with David that we say, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?”(Psalm 27:1)

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