Fully rested in the almightiness of his God, the writer of Psalm 11 feels sufficiently emboldened to challenge those who are hell-bent on running him off his life course. He also observes, painfully, that even as these wicked ones perfect their weapons of warfare, they first daringly carry out a reconnaissance of their targets so that when they eventually strike the damage is maximised. Obviously, the Psalmist does not like what he sees.
Although he is amazed and saddened at the state of things, he realises that administrations, institutions, systems and situations are as good as their founding ethos and the visions that brought them into being. He admits, however, that even if those ethos and visions were originally noble, they could be compromised along the way and compromises do happen. It then becomes difficult to erect something really good on foundations that have become rotten. In such situations, even if pockets of sanity do exist, they become, more or less, lone voices in the wilderness.
The writer, nevertheless, states that despite everything, God, the unchanging Changer, remains the king of the universe, overseeing things everywhere. Seated in His temple, He does a few things. Firstly, He allows people to come into situations that test their mettle so as to prove them. Secondly, He loathes the wicked who have stubbornly refused to listen to the voice of reason. Thirdly, He arranges things in such a way that the evil ones eventually end up getting trapped in their own devices with terrible consequences. Finally, the Almighty, being righteous Himself, recognises righteous people, endorses them, encourages them, is proud of them and upholds them.