Psalm 11 “For the LORD is righteous”

My teaching notes for Wednesday, July 14th. I am currently teaching through the book of Psalms.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching.

Resources utilized for preparation and study:

  • Psalms Vol. 1.The NIV Application Commentary, Gerald H. Wilson.
  • Psalms. Vol. 5. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Tremper Longman III and David Garland.

Psalm 11

Confidence in the Lord’s Righteous Rule

Intro Thoughts:

  • An individual lament
  • Persecution of the righteous by the wicked
  • Being people who have Confidence in the Lord as we embrace…
    • His righteous rule.
    • His gracious provision
  • We need to remember WHO GOD IS. It is GOD in whom we place our confidence. In who He is and what He has done.

For the Lord is our Refuge– vv. 1-3

I will take refuge in the Lord

How then can you say…who is you? David’s advisors.

  • Embrace or doubt
  • In our soulflee
    • Doubt, worry, anxiety

The plan of the wicked

  • Bend the bow
  • Shot in the dark
    • Preparing to attack
    • In the background
  • Target is upright of heart
  • Foundations are destroyed
    • All appears lost

For the Lord Reigns in His Holy Temple – vv. 4-6

He is our Reigning and Ruling King


The Lord is on His holy templeThe Lord’s throne is in Heaven

  • His presence and power. His rule and authority
    • He sees
    • He tests
      • examines
    • He sends
      • His response to sin.  Judgment

For the Lord is Righteous – v. 7

He can shake of the voice of the doubters because He understands who God is.

Lord is righteous

He loves righteous deeds

  • He sees and tests, so therefore He knows and loves those that “trust and obey”

The upright shall behold His face

  • Upright – Right living
    • Not perfect, but continuing.
    • One day at a time, one foot in front of another
  • Behold His face
    • Closeness, Intimacy
    • Realizing His presence even in the midst of adversity!!!!

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