Psalm 11:1-3, ESV
To the choirmaster. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
Psalm 11:1-3, JN paraphrase
The key to my protection is the foundation of the Word of the LORD. It is the only reliable protection against the slings and arrows of the evil one. Therefore I must be unfailing in maintaining the integrity of my understanding of the Scripture and application to my life.
My first question, is every circumstance, must be “What saith the LORD?” If the response is “Nothing or don’t worry”, pack your bag and run, John, there’s an arrow headed in your direction.
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