Philadelphia Baptist Church

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Sunday AM

00:00 / 42:53

David was no stranger to difficult times.  He faced life-threatening situations on many occasions.  In addition to the physical dangers he endured, he also was the victim of intense spiritual persecutions as people frequently questioned his integrity and criticized his faith in God.During one of these times of trial, David wrote Psalm 11.  He recounts in this Psalm how some were suggesting that he run away from his problems.   The question asked in verse three expressed the hopeless perspective they had: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”It seems as if the foundations of our society have been destroyed.  The ungodly continue to gain influence in our culture by minimizing God and God’s people.  Morals that stood for generations are now tossed aside.  Many now consider what is right to be wrong and what is wrong to be right.  We find ourselves asking the same question as David’s “advisers.”  “What can the righteous do?”Thankfully, the Lord has not left us without an answer to this question.  When the foundations are being destroyed, we must keep our focus on the almighty, unchangeable God of Heaven.  He sees all that happens, and He will punish the wicked accordingly.  He also sees the righteous and will reward them accordingly.  He is a righteous God who loves righteous action and will reward those who live righteously.