Your Opinion: Psalm offers wise counsel
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Psalm 2 is the Psalm that everyone in a position of authority and responsibility for our nation should make part of their daily reading.
God is the final authority and He sees and knows all the plans of man, and He will not be mocked. It is the Lord who puts people in positions of authority to accomplish His will.
It could be for our blessing or for our discipline. We need our leaders to humble themselves and call our nation to a time of prayer, fasting and mourning over our pride, our arrogance and our trusting in the arm of flesh rather than the arm of God. We will not be healed and restored by our own strength and determination.
America has been blessed but we have become arrogant and think we have accomplished these blessings because of being “tough and resilient.” We should be careful not to exalt ourselves for God’s Word also says “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Many Presidents have done this in the past, but will President Obama do this now? The harbingers are continuing because we have not repented.
Psalm 2, The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed, begins: “Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 3 ‘Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!’ He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them ...”
Please read the rest of the chapter because it warns kings and judges (authorities) to worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling. He also warns that we are to honor His Son, for blessing and refuge is found in Him. God is Love but He is equally holy. He will not share His glory with any other so we would be wise to heed the warnings we are seeing through the increasing catastrophes around us.
They will continue until we repent unless we’ve already gone too far.
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