Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us." He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill." I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, " You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. ESV
This is heavy metal! So many thoughts. How the election and our leaders of our country and planet work in vain. How "man" plots and plans and .... as stated at the very end - "Blessed are all who take refuge in him."
I love how Jesus is referenced here; "As for me, I have set my King on Zion...", "You are my Son", "Kiss the Son".
So often I think....God and heaven, sure belief in those two are easy, but Jesus....JESUS CHRIST being the Son of God, well now that belief requires........ well what does it require - - hope? faith?
Rest assured...."blessed are all who take refuge in him"
Amen, amen, amen.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he mediates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement. nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Most times, when reading the word of God, I hesitate to expound upon it. When I read this, I think about how when we seek God and look for Him and work on learning His word and truth, that when we do that,and "mediate on his law day and night"....I think HOW CAN I EVER GO WRONG????
I think when we read "In all that he does, he prospers" we think that we will have much more then food/shelter/clothing, but have the latest phone and gadgets. And I think all that is being said here is that in prospering we will have tranquility with what we have. I love the opening lines and how our "delight" is to be in God and not others, especially the wicked. The bottom line here is to delight in the LORD and nothing else.
May we work at this.
May God bless you.