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 everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love vio
lence, he hates with a passion.
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; the upright will see his face.
1. This psalm records well-intentioned, but faithless advice of David’s
friends when he was a fugitive from King Saul. David lifts his eyes
to the Lord to find faith in a time of testing. He knew the safest
place to stand was in radical trust in God.
2. Have you ever felt that your foundations were being destroyed and
you wanted to run away?
3. Remember, running to God is always safer than running away. Besides,
the wicked will surely receive God’s judgement.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.