David, in Psalm 11, examines affliction and suffering from two perspectives: an earthly one, which would lead him to despair, and an eternal one, resulting in a blessed assurance that the Sovereign and Righteous God is seated on his glorious throne in the heavens. Yet, Pastor Matt explains that as our perspective shifts to our eternally righteous and holy God, which is the biblical response to affliction, we inevitably begin to see that no one is righteous before the Judge, and that sin cannot be left unpunished. We all justly deserve his cup of wrath, unless there was One to drink it down “to the dregs” for us, and allow God’s throne of judgment to be a throne of grace.
June 27, 2022
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