How Does God Feel About Unrighteousness?
David continues with a similar theme from yesterday in psalm 10. In Psalm 11 it seems that David has been counseled to run from the wicked in fear. He writes, “How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? 2 For look! The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. 3 If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? Perhaps this psalm was written at the time when David was running for his life from King Saul? But David begins this psalm with a declaration of faith. He writes: “In the Lord I put my trust”. David then goes on to write how God does despise the wicked and the one who loves violence and that His eyes are on the righteous. David is willing to trust the character of God to provide for Him, to protect Him. David is confident that the Lord is righteous and that He loves righteousness.
I hope that you are confident in Him as well. Those who belong to God through Jesus Christ need not fear the wicked. Yes, God’s children can and do suffer harm, even death. But all of that is part of God’s ultimate plan. David’s declaration of “In the Lord I put my trust” is a declaration that I hope that all of you can say. Such a declaration doesn’t make the trials and trouble go away. Rather, such a declaration, if truly believed, allows one to navigate those trials and troubles with a different perspective. God hates unrighteousness and loves righteousness. He will not change that perspective. You can rest in it. Trust in God in a way that impacts how you live your life. Be convinced of who God is no matter how things are at the moment. God will sustain you.