“The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.” – Psa. 11:2
This is Satan’s cowardly tactic: he shoots his arrows SECRETLY.
David counters these attacks with some incredible facts about God. (11:4-7)
That’s how David is able to write, “In the Lord I put my trust.” (11:1)
“Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 27:14
God is always on time. His timing is perfect.
Will we ever learn this?
“For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.” – Heb. 2:16
It is not angels God helps, it is Man.
There is no salvation for fallen angels, only fallen amen.
“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;” 2 Pet. 2:4
“For This says the Lord God: ‘Behold I, I myself will search for my sheep and I will seek them out.'” – Ezekiel. 34:11
Must mean free will.
“A lost sheep never seeks it’s owner, The Shepherd must seek his sheep. ” – Arthur Pink
“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” – Psa. 51:10
Note: who does the creating; Man or God? Does Man make his own heart clean or is it the work of God?
Lay your heart before God.
Pray for a holy heart.
Thomas Watson says “Lord, my heart is full of leprosy; it defiles all it touches.”
Refine and purify our heart and make it a temple fit for Thee.
“We spend our years as a tale that is told“ – Psa. 90:9
Here’s a tricky lie: we have plenty of time. The truth is: TIME FLIES. The days and weeks zip by and are gone forever.
The NASB translates this as: “We have finished our years like a sigh.”
This life is fleeting. Do you know where you are going?
“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” – Psa. 2:12
“Blessed” in Greek means, “happy.”
Happy are those who put their trust in Jesus.
Where are you putting your trust?
Christ receives sinners. Will you come?
“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema* Maranatha!**” – 1 Cor. 16:22
Imagine if men preached like this today!
*Anathema is Greek for “cursed.”
** Marantha is Greek for “Lord, come!”
“The wicked is driven away in his wickedness;
but the righteous has hope in his death.” Prov. 14:32
We would say the wicked are sadly carried away by their own wickedness. It carries them and drives straight into hopelessness. It has nowhere else to go.
But, the righteous have hope after death of something far richer.