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Summary: Did you ever notice a building starts with the foundation? Do you thinks a Father is a foundation in the home? If the foundations are destroyed what can we fathers do? The exposition of this text will answer that question.

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FOUNDATIONS and FATHERS

Psalms 11:1-7

(1) In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

{2} For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, To

shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

{3} If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? "

{4} The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD’S throne is in heaven; His

eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

{5} The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul

hates.

{6} Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning

wind will be the portion of their cup.

{7} For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

INTRODUCTION:

FATHERS I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. ARE THE SPIRITUAL AND MORAL

FOUNDATIONS OF OUR NATION BEING DESTROYED? I SAY YES AND IT HAS BEEN

HAPPENING FOR THE PAST 34 YEARS. IN MY OPINION THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF OUR FOUNDATION BEING DESTROYED IS A CHURCH AND PULPIT THAT HAS BEEN TOO SILENT.

WE CAN NOT LAY THE BLAME AT THE FEET OF ELECTED OFFICIALS. WE

ELECTED THEM. THE WORD OF GOD CHALLENGES GOD’S PEOPLE TO SHORE UP THE FOUNDATIONS.

I. FATHERS IF FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED

SEEK THE PRINCIPALS OF GOD.

II FATHERS IF FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED:

SEEK THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

II FATHERS IF FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED

SEEK THE PURITY OF GOD.

I. FATHERS IF FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED

SEEK THE PRINCIPALS OF GOD. v 1-2

A. REFUGE IN THE CONSPICUOUS PRINCIPALS GOD. v 1

v 1 In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

1. DAVID’S REFUGE WAS NOT IN KING SAUL OR THEM MOUNTAINS

B. REFUGE IN THE COMPARATIVE PRINCIPALS OF GOD. v 2

v 2 For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon

the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

1. DAVID KNEW HIS HEART WAS RIGHT.

1 Samuel 19:1-2 (1) Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants to put David to

death. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, greatly delighted in David.

{2} So Jonathan told David saying, "Saul my father is seeking to put you to death. Now

therefore, please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide yourself.

1 Samuel 19:10 (10) And Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped

away out of Saul’s presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and

escaped that night.

Psalms 119:148-152 (NASB) My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Thy word. {149} Hear my voice according to Thy lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Thine ordinances. {150} Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Thy law. {151} Thou art near, O LORD, And all Thy commandments are truth. {152} Of old I have known from Thy testimonies, That Thou hast founded them forever.

ILLUSTRATION:

In 1874 the Scriptures were under severe attack by critics, and John W. Haley published a defense entitled Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible. In the preface he wrote, "Finally, let it be remembered


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