David’s life was in jeopardy because King Saul believed the malicious stories and poisonous suggestions people were reporting about David. He needed to take refuge and two sources of refuge are mentioned in verse one of Psalm 11. One is to flee like a bird and take refuge on a mountain; the other is to take protection in the Lord. David chooses to trust in the Lord.
Reading Psalm 11, we see that God deals differently with the righteous and the wicked. The righteous are continually examined by Him but He hates the wicked with a passion (v 5). Back in the day of King David, a person had to maintain certain Jewish laws and perform sacrifices to be right with God. Today, we simply believe in the one true sacrifice of our Savior on the Cross.
Because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, all who accept Him as Savior are considered righteous and can take refuge in Him. We all need God’s grace and once received, we gain wisdom to live the way life is meant to be lived.
This day with you Lord, we trust in your promises. Help us to live in the Light and use the resources You provide. You are the Source of all things; providing refuge in tough times. Lord, we are thankful for Your Son who died on the Cross for us so that we have complete access to You and Your resources. In His name we pray. Amen!