Faith-Flight to the Mountain

Wednesday, February 12
Psalm 11

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Surrounded by enemies, David finds a refuge of prayer to compose this lovely, brief psalm. He finds strength in knowing that God, who sees all, will pour out saving power on those who live uprightly.

“The Lord is in his holy temple” (v. 4). Are you in yours? While David longs to fly as a bird to a mountain to flee from his enemies, his wish can become yours. Enter that inward center of your own soul, which is the Holy of Holies of your body, temple of the Holy Spirit. By faith, flee to the Mount of the Beatitudes, as the Gospels of these weeks come from there, portions of “The Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus lives this psalm, giving you strength in every circumstance.

The psalm will center you and comfort you, as you know by faith the One who is seeing you, loving you, and protecting you.

The Reading for Today
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In the Lord I take refuge. v. 1
You’re in Your holy temple v. 4
Your eyes behold all my works. v. 4
The upright behold Your face v. 7

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One thought on “Faith-Flight to the Mountain

  1. In the Lord I take refuge. Psalm 11 v. 2

    The image of finding refuge in the wounds of Christ was often used in spiritual writers. Here is such an example from The Imitation of Christ.

    If you cannot contemplate high and heavenly things, take refuge in the Passion of Christ and love to dwell within His Scared Wounds. For if you devoutly seek the Wounds of Jesus and the precious marks of His Passion, you will find great strength in all troubles. And if others despise you, you will care little, having small regard for the words of your detractors.

    The Imitation of Christ Book II Chapter 1


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