In the Lord I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
“Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Pastor Milligan challenges us to stand firm in Christ and to see the crisis in a new light because we see our Sovereign Lord. To build on the only sure foundation, Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:24).
We do prize our physical safety. We prize our possessions. We prize our emotional safety. And we’ll do anything and everything we can in our power to protect it… to feel good about ourselves… even if it means putting others down… even if it means splitting from people who love us.
Our hope and our trust is in the things of God not in the things of man. There is something more to be prized than these kinds of ‘safetys’.