Going Deeper • Psalm 11 • Going Deeper

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Going Deeper #1 –  The Eyes of The Lord

Read Gen 1:10, 2 Chronicles 16:9, and Psalm 11:4-7.

Think about the correlation between what God looks for in Creation and what He looks for after the fall of man. Remember how trustworthy God’s eyes are when he “saw that his creation was good” compared to those of Adam and Eve when they “saw that the fruit was pleasing to the eye”. God continues to watch man, but not as a spectator, but as a judge watching a defendant, He is watching man. What is He looking for?

Going Deeper #2 – The Eyes of Man

Notice how verse 7 ends this psalm. We are back on the concept of “eyes”, but this time it is referencing man seeing God’s face. How can this be? Read Exodus 33:20 and you’ll find our verse in Psalm 11 to be a very confusing sentence. Think about what God is looking for from our question above, and how that relates to the person who will see His face. There is something that God see’s that first qualifies certain humans to be able to see God in return.

Going Deeper #3 – God’s Throne, Part 1

Read Isaiah 6:1-7, Ezekiel 1:26-28, and Revelation 4:1-6

How do these other passages depicting the throne of God, bring more clarity to why David is so confident that God is in control?

Going Deeper #4 – God’s Throne, Part 2

Considering verse four of Psalm 11, read the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 focusing on verse 9. How does how Jesus taught us to begin our prayers relate to how David thinks about God in the midst of chaos?

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