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Psalm 11

This sermon is part of an ongoing series on the Psalms.

September 2, 2018
Psalm 11
preached by
Pastor Jon Needham

Sermon text

Psalm 11

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?”

⁴ The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD's throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
⁵ The LORD tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
⁶ Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
⁷ For the LORD is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.

Applying the text

  1. How do you see the foundations being destroyed in our world?  Think of specific examples.
  2. How do you typically respond when you see the foundations falling apart?  Do you respond more like the Psalmist of the more like those who tell you to flee? Why?
  3. How can trials and difficulties refine your faith?  Can you think of specific examples of this in your own life?
  4. Can you imagine any ways in which the crumbling foundations of a culture could ultimately lead to the repentance and conversion of the wicked?

Jon is the lead pastor and founding pastor of Coram Deo Church. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their three kids. He loves spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.


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