thoughts on Psalm 2 > the Lord laughs in derision
behold the political midterms…potentially historic? Not important? Saving America? Six of one, half a dozen of another? I personally do follow politics and I do not ascribe to the “big government lots o’ free goodies to buy votes” approach to nation management. It is a true travesty that so many Americans would rather live off of the dole than work – especially if the difference between the welfare and the work dollar amount is negligable. I am aware that we need safety nets for those that cannot make it on their own, but that is not what I am talking about here. Our food stamp and various living subsidy programs are being scammed by people that do not need them, and are happy to steal from taxpayers. Additionally, we have a power run wild government assisting a perversion, forcing homosexuality (and abortion) on Americans at the expense of religious freedom. Churches and folks of the faith must subsidize abortions under Obamacare…and Christian business owners are being sued and threatened with jail time for not wanting to participate in gay marriage ceremonies. As far as political sides are concerned there is waste and fraud on all sides of the political spectrum…sometimes it seems a prerequisite to political leadership is a corrupt heart. This world is sick.
So this brings me to Psalm 2 – specifically Psalm 2:4 ; He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. I was reading this today and I just laughed at the obviousness of Gods control. It is hard for me sometimes to see good winning with so much evil permeating society – but God does laugh at the pride and arrogance of those that think they will defeat good. For me it is refreshing and clarifying…the Psalmist is advising all, but especially leaders in Psalm 2 (kings of the earth) to humble yourself today before the Lord. “Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” So much today in the way of presidential leadership is done with naked political ambition, I often wonder what it looks like to have a real Godly leader.
There is a terrible, epic and horrific judgement coming…in that sense God (and we) rejoice in seeing truth triumph…there is celebration in holy victory…and there is laughter in derision against those that presumed to place their satanic self on the throne where only the Lord Jesus Christ belongs. I believe a special derision and vexation belongs to those arrogant leaders, kings, judges and body politic that facilitated cheating, bribes, lies, sexual perversions, murder, blasphemy and the growing list of various illegal activities all in the flurry of heathen rage – with the people of the earth imagining a vain thing. Before you think I find this political charade one big knee slapper…I don’t. It is at times unspeakably evil and very sad to see so many people being deceived and destroyed, and that places an even greater emphasis on the scripture to the leaders. After all – God has placed them in positions with expectations, whether they acknowledge Him or not. Having said that I AM confident with a joyous faith that God is very aware and intricately involved in the leadership decisions being made…and even when evil appears to have won a battle – I know our Savior will win the war. Lord Christ help us.
In closing, next week you can vote (in America), so do your due diligence and research who you think will best bring this country in the direction described in Psalm 2…it is the very least you can do, and one of the great things about being an American.