Psalm 11–The Fork in the Road

Each of us is on an amazing journey.  From youth on, we are faced with hills and valleys, twists and turns and obstructions–that cause us to constantly question and readjust our view of life, love and God.  

Conversely, God sees things from an eternal perspective.  He looks at our hearts.  Sin may creep in and out of our lives, but our hearts are the measure of who we are, and whom we will serve.  God sent Christ to be the payment for our sin, but, unless we are willing to adjust the journey to allow God to rule, we will meet the fork in the road and choose independence over freedom.

This Psalm speaks to the idea that God will protect his kids, and he will rain hell on those that choose themselves over his lordship. He need not see any one act of evil–deceit, violence or preying on his kids; he looks directly at who is in charge and will deal with those that choose to reject him fairly but directly.

It is inevitable, We can take refuge in him or live in fear of him. He will not spare those that reject his precious sacrifice.  There is a Heaven and a Hell–He desires that none should perish, but should they choose to do so–it will be heinous.  

God Bless You

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.

Published by Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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