Chapter-a-Day Psalm 11

Fatherson Once we’re standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye. Psalm 11:7b (TM)

There’s something in the male psyche that drives us to want to stand tall before our fathers. We grow up in Dad’s shadow – fighting hard to earn his respect. Boys become men, but still they yearn to look the ol’ man in the eye and hear words like "I love you, son," and "I’m proud of you." I’ve been fortunate to hear both statements – many times – from my Dad. I’ve also known friends still struggling with the fact that they’ve never received "the blessing" and likely never will. Even when you do hear it, the desire to have your father’s respect never goes away.

I hear that as the conclusion of Psalm 11. In verse one we run to the arm of our Heavenly Father. We learn from Him and we are set straight on the right path. It is then that we find ourselves standing tall and looking Him in the eye. It is then that we hear "Well done, son. Well done."

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 11”

  1. 7 God’s business is putting things right;
    he loves getting the lines straight,
    Setting us straight.
    This gives me hope during this political process, but also provides peace and comfort with things at home. This week I had two “wins”, my Oct numbers were good for work and I won a small regional contest. I have to admit it has been a long time since I have won anything, and it has been frustrating. Recently however, I have trusted God….that He would provide and that he knows what is best. This verse makes sense to so many areas of my life right now and it encourages me.

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