Psalms 14:6

6 You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.

Psalms 14:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 14:6

You have shamed the counsel of the poor
The poor saints, the Lord's people, the generation of the righteous, who are generally the poor of this world; poor in spirit, and an afflicted people: and the counsel of them intends not the counsel which they give to others, but the counsel which they receive from the Lord, from the Spirit of counsel, which rests upon them, and with which they are guided; and this is to trust in the Lord, and to make him their refuge; and which is good advice, the best of counsel. Happy and safe are they that take it! But this is derided by wicked and ungodly men; they mock at the poor saints for it, and endeavour to shame them out of it; but hope makes not ashamed; see ( Psalms 22:7 Psalms 22:8 ) ;

because the Lord [is] his refuge:
he betakes himself to him when all others fail; and finds him to be a refuge from the storm of impending calamities, and from all enemies.

Psalms 14:6 In-Context

4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?
5 There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous.
6 You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
7 O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
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