Vs. 1, “The LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.” Due to the circumstances, David had a temptation to flee from everything that was surrounding him. David had others telling him to flee like a bird, but instead David turned to the Lord. What hope what there in the Lord? Vs. 4, “The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.” Once again, God’s word reminds us of that which we cannot escape. Not the eye of Sauron (Lord of the Rings)…but he eye of God! God’s eye is ever present and all seeing and David knew that God’s eye was also on the wicked.
Regarding application…Trusting in God. In the KJV, Vs. 1 begins, “In the LORD put I my trust…” Perhaps there have been times and probably will be times in your life where you just want to escape. We pretend how nice it would to just flee from all our problems and go to a place where no one knows us. For myself, there have been a few times in my life where I felt like just giving up and selfishly wanting to flee a situation or circumstance. But David reminds us of our duty! When everything around us is falling apart…what can we do (vs. 3)? We can rebulid our foundation in the LORD! We can stop running from problems and start building the foundations like Ezra did when he returned to Jerusalem after the exile to Babylon. But before we can do any of this…we must put our Trust in Him!