objective of these ‘Frameworks' is to provide an easy-to-read
layout of the text in order then to use these individual verses
for meditation. To focus each verse we have also added a subheading
summary as a description of what is happening)
Psalm 11: Security in the Lord rejects fear
the director of music. Of David.
Comments: A short and simple song written by David in
which he rejects fear of those who threaten his life because he
feels secure in the Lord.]
David rejects the wisdom of advisors who suggest he flees danger
the Lord I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
“Flee like a bird to your mountain.
When enemies of the righteous ambush, who can stand?
look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
When life is being undermined, what can you do?
the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
But the Lord sees everything that is going on
Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
He sees both the righteous and the wicked
Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
He will bring judgment on the wicked
the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
Because He is righteous & just He will draw near to the upright
[with protection – implied]
the Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
Comments: This psalm realistically faces the dangers
of life – they ARE there – but that doesn't mean we have to be
afraid. When we are secure in the Lord, we can be at peace.]
to Psa 12