Psalm 11 The Message Bible

The Refuge of the Upright

11 1  I've already run for dear life straight to the arms of God. So why would I run away now when you say, 2  the evil bows are bent, the wicked arrows Aimed to shoot under cover of darkness at every heart open to God. 3  The bottom's dropped out of the country; good people don't have a chance"?

4  But God hasn't moved to the mountains; his holy address hasn't changed. He's in charge, as always, his eyes taking everything in, his eyelids Unblinking, examining Adam's unruly brood inside and out, not missing a thing. 5  He tests the good and the bad alike; if anyone cheats, God's outraged. 6  Fail the test and you're out, out in a hail of firestones, Drinking from a canteen filled with hot desert wind. 7  God's business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye.

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