Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 11 (King James Version)

In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

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.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Reflection

People may recommend the easy approach to problems. To those who have been abused, hurt or mistreated, they recommend being quiet, walking away, making no waves. Look the other way. Do not speak out. Forget filing a grievance at work or going through the court system.

Those who dwell in the house of the Lord can find the strength to refuse to be victimes, who stand up for their basic human rights. God's people know that God will correct the problems, with right the wrong and will punish the wicked.