There is a temptation in the age of social media, ready internet access, and talk radio, to lose our focus when it comes to the Great Commission we have been given by the Lord. Depending on what is “trending” in cyberspace or the airwaves, we can get caught up in giving our opinion on the latest disaster, scandal, or incident of political unrest and assume we have done our part. In the end, our opinion does not matter; it is our allegiance to God’s law-word that will make the difference in solving the seemingly insurmountable problems of our day.
“What do you think about the latest shootings?”
“How are you going to vote with such abysmal choices?”
“What about the daily infringement on our rights by the government?”
None of these can be adequately discussed or dealt with without the foundation of an orthodox, Biblical worldview. Psalm 11 pointedly asks us what the righteous can do if the foundations are destroyed. To answer this, we must first be sure that we can count ourselves among the righteous. Those who are in faithful covenant with Jesus Christ and whose faith is manifest in their works are those this Scripture is addressing. The answer, provided in the subsequent verses of this Psalm, calls the people of God to remember that He is sovereign, residing on His throne in heaven, and that we must not put our trust in man, his systems, or solutions.
For us to stay on point, we must know the point. The point is that no people can expect blessings and harmony within their social order if God’s law is not known, obeyed, and applied throughout every area of life and thought. That is why protests, petition drives, boycotts, rallies, and the like are not the remedy to a world at war with its Creator.
We can make a difference if we stay on point. Learning and applying the law of God, and discussing it with those of like mind is a great and fruitful step. Once you get better at it, you can infuse it in your discussions with others who need to hear that God’s law remains in effect regardless of a person’s belief. One either obeys and is blessed, or disobeys and is cursed.
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. (Psalm 11:4-7)