Good Afternoon y’all. Today we looking at psalms 11. In this psalm, David is affirming and declaring that in God he has taken refuge.
I will be using the SOAP method. Be blessed 🙂
S – Scripture that stood out for me
Psalms 11:1 NLT – I trust in the lord for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
O – Observations
O1) God is our only place of safety and we dont need anything else. All that we need and want is found in God. Even in the midst of trials and tribulations, we need to remind ourselves that God is all we need, to get us through.
O2) Don’t fret when trouble comes. As long as we know we are on Gods side, we have nothing to fear. Psalm 27:1 says:
“The lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” (Psalms 27:1 NLT)
O3) We should be careful of the people we take advice from. In this psalm, David was being told to go hide because of the enemies plans, but I love David’s response which was “I trust in the Lord for protection” (Psalms 11:1a NLT). Basically he was saying, I don’t need to look for any place of safety or protection. I already have my safety and that is God. He is the best fortress or place to hide.
This should be our response as well, when people and situation around us are telling us to look for alternative solutions to God.
O4) Irrespective of what is happening around us or what is being reported in the news, God is still on the throne. He hasn’t changed or lost control. He sees everything thats going on and He pays attention to the righteous. Knowing this should fill us with confidence, joy and hope. Our God is still All Powerful and All Mighty.
O5) God detests wicked people. Psalm 10 : 2-11 describes the wicked. These are people who have no regard whatsoever for God. They are proud and boast in their own ability and oppress the helpless.
O6) God is a righteous God and those who are in right standing with him, will see his face. Matthew 5:8 says “God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him!” (CEVUS06)
A – Application
A1) Be confident in God’s ability to save, deliver and protect us.
A2) Meditate on scriptures that talk about God being our refuge, hiding place and fortress.
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thank you for reminding us that we are safe in you. Give us grace to trust you and not look to other sources for our help. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thank you for joining today
Have a blessed day 🙂
***With God all things are possible***