If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? ~Psalm 11:3
A foundation is the major support for a building. The strength of a building when an earthquake occurs is dependent upon its foundation. However, if the foundation is destroyed, the building integrity is at risk. David asked, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The foundation for our faith is nestled in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is a foundation Who is steadfast and sure. However, if the foundations of ethics, family, government, integrity, marriage, morality, and justice are compromised, watered down, or redefined, what can the righteous do?
We should have faith.
“In the LORD put I my trust….” The bedrock of every believer is his faith in God. We live in a world where values are shifting away from God. Good is called evil, and evil is called good. The aborting of a baby while he is in his mother’s womb is called pro-choice instead of what it really is: the murder of an unborn child. If our faith is in men, laws that can be altered, or economic gain, then our foundation is faulty. Faith in God is an absolute must in order to be strong, courageous, and weatherproof. Put your entire trust in the Lord.
We should be fixed.
“How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?” The enemies of David were telling him to give up trusting in God. They were telling him that God has forsaken him and he should flee to the mountains for safety. We must be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Others might flee: we must be fixed. Others might change: we must say, “I shall not be moved.” Others will abandon their church, their family, their marriage, and the values they used to hold dear: our hearts must be fixed and resolute in God.
We should be fearless.
“For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.” David saw his enemies aim their arrows at him. Satan aims his fiery darts at our hearts. We must stand behind our shield of faith, which can quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. Nehemiah told his enemies, “Should such a man as I flee?” Being fearless means we will trust and not be afraid. We must set our faces like a flint and realize that God establishes us a brazen wall when the enemy attacks. “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.”
We should be faithful.
“The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” Tough times, difficulties, and trials bring out either the best or the worst in us. The Lord is testing us to see if we will remain faithful. Will we be faithful to His Word, to praying, to church, and to preaching the gospel message? When Jesus comes, we want Him to find us faithful.
We should be faultless.
“For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” When the foundations are under attack, we must be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in a sinful and wicked generation. We must keep holding up the light and punching holes in the darkness. We must keep our garments spotless and our hands clean. We must remain separated from the world and ungodly lusts. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Be faultless so that you may have boldness in the day of judgment. If the foundations be destroyed, there are things that the righteous should do!
Have a faithful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Exodus 16-18