But the Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth. The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence. He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds. Psalm 11: 4-6 NLT
God is still around; God is still ruling. God is watching everything closely, examining every person on earth. God sees who is doing badly and who is following God's commands.
Does God literally pour sulfur and burning coals on those who are wicked? No. But the idea is that God is watching. God knows what is going on and those who do evil will not just get away with it.
What I find most comforting about these verses is that fact that God is watching and God is ruling. On a day like today when tornadoes are ripping through the state and many folks are suffering loss, it is good to know that God has not abandoned us. God is right there with us, very aware of what is happening.
This means that I have a responsibility to follow the right path. God does not do for me but God is completely aware of me. God is watching both the righteous and the unrighteous. What do you need to do today to stay on the right path?
God, thank you that you are in your holy temple and you continue to rule from heaven. Thanks for watching us closely. May our thoughts and actions be in line with yours. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims