This psalm, Psalm 11 (see after the jump), once again, is a prayer that weaves in and out of theology, plea and reflection — it ponders God as it ponders enemies. John Goldingay sums up what this psalm does in words worth quoting:
11:1 In the Lord I have taken shelter.
How can you say to me,
“Flee to a mountain like a bird!
11:2 For look, the wicked prepare their bows,
they put their arrows on the strings,
to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright.
11:3 When the foundations are destroyed,
what can the godly accomplish?”
11:4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord‘s throne is in heaven.
His eyes watch;
his eyes examine all people.
11:5 The Lord approves of the godly,
but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.
11:6 May the Lord rain down burning coals and brimstone on the wicked!
A whirlwind is what they deserve!
11:7 Certainly the Lord is just;
he rewards godly deeds;
the upright will experience his favor.