Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 2-21-20

Psalm 2:1-5 The Voice (VOICE)

Truth is revealed by the will and purpose of God. He uses many unusual unveiling methods in unlikely people to display his wisdom and the reality of his righteous Kingdom. ”God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful” (1 Cor. 1:27). God calls his children to assume a humble posture before his holy throne. He is Lord of all and we are wise to exalt him and bow to his rule of love.

In our passage today, the psalmist writes to national leaders who think they are wise. However, instead of walking in wisdom these leaders are going to find themselves at odds with God. Actually, it reminds me of our present political realities.

Psalm 2:1-5
You are wondering: What has provoked the nations to embrace anger and chaos?[rage]
Why are the people making plans to pursue their own vacant and empty greatness?
Leaders of nations stand united;
rulers put their heads together,
plotting against the Eternal One and His Anointed King, trying to figure out
How they can throw off the gentle reign of God’s love,
step out from under the restrictions of His claims to advance their own schemes.
At first, the Power of heaven laughs at their silliness.
The Eternal mocks their ignorant selfishness.
But His laughter turns to rage, and He rebukes them.
As God displays His righteous anger, they begin to know the meaning of fear.

Prayer: Lord, may I never diminish your rule and reign in my life by seeking to advance my own selfish agendas. I want you to be my first Love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.