Psalm 11: Trusting God

What does trusting the Lord “in all things” look like?

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Psalm 11:1 To the minister of music, a song of David.
I trust the Lord in all things, so don’t tell me to flee like a bird to the mountain for safety. Why would I need to do that?
King James
Psalm 11:1 <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

How can the righteous feel safe when they are threatened by the wicked?

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Psalm 11:1–2 To the minister of music, a song of David.
I trust the Lord in all things, so don’t tell me to flee like a bird to the mountain for safety. Why would I need to do that?
The wicked pull their bowstrings, ready to fire their arrows at those whose hearts are right with God.
King James
Psalm 11:1–2  In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

Upon what foundation is righteousness built?

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Psalm 11:3 If the foundation of righteousness is destroyed, what is left for good people to do?
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Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

If the Lord is on his throne in Heaven, how does he see everything on Earth?

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Psalm 11:4 The Lord sits on his throne in Heaven, seeing everything we do on Earth.
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Psalm 11:4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

How can the wicked love their evil deeds?

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Psalm 11:5–6 He proves the good motives of the righteous, but he hates the wickedness of those who love their wrongdoing, raining burning stones upon them, filling their cups with his fiery breath.
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Psalm 11:5–6 The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

What will it be like to meet God face-to-face?

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Exodus 33:11 God spoke to Moses face-to-face like one would talk to a friend.
Exodus 34:35 Whenever the Israelites saw Moses, his face was shining. So he always wore a veil to cover his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.
Psalm 11:7 God loves righteousness and will meet the righteous people face-to-face.
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Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Exodus 34:35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Psalm 11:7 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.