Before David became a King, he was a hiding away and trying to not get killed. David knew all too well what it feels like when your life feels like it is just falling apart. You feel like you have done everything right, but everything keeps going wrong. David did everything right, most the time, he was perfect, you’re not perfect, but he wasn’t completely evil either, like say Hitler. He was just a normal, everyday Men of God, walk by faith, type of guy, devil trying to kill him type of guy. Your not David, I’m not either, great, right? They truth is, devil want to destroy us even more than he wanted to destroy David. David was the next King of Israel, but we me and you are the proclaimers of the King of Israel. We have a message of Life and they devil will not ever stop trying to destroy us until we cover our little light and stop shining.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:14
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Psalm 11:1-3, Gives us a Problem and a Solution.
The Problem: Those who don’t know Christ, hate us who do know Christ. There is a clear out, WAR on God’s People. Look around our world today, you can’t deny, that the world hates Christians, because of our stand of different issues. There is a Line and you’re either for Christ or against Christ. Jesus himself even said, ““Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30 There are no such things as borderline christianity. Jesus said in Revelations 3:16 “So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” I like my coffee nice and hot, I spit that coffee out of my mouth once it’s room temperature, and other people like their coffee cold, which I don’t, but I am sure they would spit that coffee out if it wasn’t cold anymore. Jesus likes Hot Coffee and Cold Coffee, but not room temperature coffee. The Problem with room temperature coffee is that the temperature is no longer different temperature of the surrounding environment. In saying all that lets be sure that we each are following God, through Jesus, be sure we are shining lights and different makers to the world around us, because those are the things that mark us as believers. If we stay lighted and shining and burning and we will changed the environment around out. Weather we are Hot Christians or Cold Christians, we can change the Temperature of the job, household and even a nation.
The Solution: The Lord Himself. I was so tempted to say Something close to “our trusting in him, but that would discredit this in so many ways. The Solution is THE LORD Himself. David asked a question in Psalm 11:3, “What can the Righteous Do?” The Answer is nothing. There is 100% nothing that the righteous can do. The righteous are those who do know Christ, in him, we are found righteous in the sight of God.
So that Solution is THE LORD, the Problem is that we are in a spiritual war. The Devil wants to destroy us. Prayer, Reading the Bible and seeking alone time with God, apart from a sunday morning church service are great way to “Seek Refuge in the Lord”, but just because we do those things doesn’t make us untouchable, but by doing those things, you grow closer to the Lord in the hard times, when life seems like it all falling apart and your worry meter decreases. I and You might not be able to do anything, but David reminds us, “The Lord is in his Holy Temple….He observes everyone” Psalm 11:4
We can always have this as our hope, that God is on the Move and He will make sure that those who rejected him and pursue to destroy his people, they will answer, but even more than that, find comfort in this that, “The Lord is Righteous, he love justice, the upright will see his face.” Psalm 11:7