Psalm 11 & 12: The LORD’s Throne Is In Heaven
Verse of the Day: (11:4) The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
1. Heart (11:1-3)
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. (11:2)
David described himself as a bird fleeing to the mountain to seek refuge from all the wicked people. Though he was the King of Israel yet as a leader he knew that there were many wicked enemies who were plotting to destroy his kingdom. However, he fully trusted in God with all his heart as he knew that God is always in His holy temple and on His heavenly throne and He shall surely protect and preserve him and Israel as they were His precious people. Let us draw near to God with a true heart and hold fast our faith, and keep on loving and encouraging one another until His glorious return. (Hebrews 10:19-25)
2. Heaven (11:4-7)
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (11:5)
God from His holy temple and heavenly throne is watching the righteous who believe in Him, and testing their faith as He prepares to receive them into His everlasting kingdom one day. However, God shall judge and punish the wicked and cast them into fiery hell if they continue in their wickedness, and refuse to confess and repent their sins, and acknowledge Him as their personal Saviour and Lord. Let us therefore keep on trusting God and do what is right before Him knowing that He shall judge the wicked, and reward the righteous to be with Him in His eternal home in glorious heaven. (Hebrews 10:30-34)
3. Help (12:1-8)
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth: for the faithful fail from among the children of men. (12:1)
David cried to God to help him lead Israel, as he realised that there were very few godly and faithful men whom he could trust to assist him in his leadership. He discovered that even his own son was seeking to betray and rebel against him and usurp his throne. Many were hypocrites as they had flattering lips and double heart and could not be trusted. However, David kept trusting God and His Word as he learned that all his trouble were to strengthen and solidify his faith in Him. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace of Jesus Christ, the Son of God that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in time of our trouble. Indeed, Jesus had also experienced what we went through while He came to this earth more than 2,000 years ago as He lived, ministered and eventually died on the cross and shed His blood for the sins of the whole world. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are always on the heavenly throne helping me.