HE WINS (Psalm 2)
There are some moments in the history of sports that are almost too good to be true. They are usually last second, game winning plays in which the impossible just seems to come together for one team to prevail over another. All the momentum is going one way and then in an instant it radically shifts and a winner is declared.
Today in Psalm two I was reminded that all of history is on a course to see Jesus Christ return and reign over all the earth. Throughout the Old Testament we see battles won by the Lord. Time and time again Israel is almost defeated, but then the Lord does something! He drowns an Egyptian Army, He causes a thunderstorm to soften the ground and bog down the chariot wheels, he causes confusion in the army and they fight against themselves, etc., etc. We see all of these small seemingly impossible victories over and over again through the Old Testament so we will be ready because there will be a time where it will happen again, this time, once and for all time.
To be sure in our generation there will be those who set their hopes and hearts against Jesus and it may even seem like for a moment they have all the momentum. There is persecution of Christians going on around the world today, but we don’t lose heart because we know He is coming. We may feel for a moment like we are losing with wayward children, declining health, relational stress. Yet if I hoped in my own strength, or our government, or even a billionaire to save the day, my hope is genuinely misplaced. Yet to trust the Lord in the midst of whatever we are going through, we are doing the right thing. It may seem dark, but the dawn is coming!
Father, thank you for the encouragement from your word that Jesus Christ is returning and He will set all things right. I thank you that the injustices that we face will one day be set right in you. We put our trust in you and look forward to the day when your kingdom will come in its fullness. In Jesus Name, Amen.
[Psalm 2:1-12 NKJV] 1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, [saying], 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. 5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: 6 “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” 7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You [are] My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give [You] The nations [for] Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth [for] Your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ” 10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish [in] the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all those who put their trust in Him.