When foundations shake

David’s world was shaking, right down to the foundations. As he begins PSALM 11 he first states his firm hope in God, but goes on to vividly describe the calamity breaking upon him…

[1] In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, [2] for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; [3] if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
(Psalm 11:1-3 ESV)

Then in verse 4 David turns his thoughts (and ours) to the ROCK, the true foundation and pillar of the universe…

[4] The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD’s throne is in heaven….

Meditating upon this, William Plumer writes this exhortation: “There is always ground of hope to one who trusts in God. All is not lost, that is brought into jeopardy. While God lives and reigns, there is hope for a good cause and for a good man. We may boldly challenge all who would drive us to despair.”


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