You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more. Psalm 10:17c,18 Passionate and satirical invectives (mocking abusive words) against bad men do more hurt than good; let it be to God in prayer, for he alone can make them better. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator
In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain"? Psalm 11:1 Realize the danger of being an amateur providence, that is, interfering with God’s order for others. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917
(David to his frighten men) For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. (danger will find us even if we flee) Psalm 11:2 Endeavor to respond to heightened emotion with calm reason.
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 Now is the hour we should humbly prostrate ourselves before God, willing to be convicted afresh of our sins by the Holy Spirit. Watchman Nee, 1903-72, Chinese Christian evangelist and author
The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids (closely examine) test the sons of men. Psalm 11:4 Our God sits high enthroned in heaven. He rules arrayed in omnipotent power. How safe are those who are protected by His arm! His eye sees every outward act and searches every inward thought. His people never are unseen. No darkness can conceal His foes. We may then confidently trust. Henry Law, Exposition of Psalms, 1878
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