OUR FATHER WHO LOVES JUSTICE
Psalm 11 reads this way;
In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
This Psalm speaks of a time of complete societal breakdown.
During such times, the psalmist declares that the Lord is His refuge and therefore he spurns the advise he is given to flee to the mountains. But as he looks around, he sees that the righteous are hunted and persecuted by the wicked. The foundations of human life itself are being destroyed and he is at a loss of what to do.
Gaining perspective, he remembers that the Lord is in His holy temple.
From His throne, the Lord sees and studies everyone. He examines the righteous but the wicked who love violence, He hates passionately.
The Lord visits a fiery retribution on those who carry out violent wickedness on people..
The Lord is righteous and loves justice.
The upright will see His face.