Can you believe this was written thousands of years ago???

What fools the nations are to rage against the Lord!
How strange that men should try to outwit God!

For a summit conference of the nations
has been called to plot against the Lord
and His Messiah, Christ the King.

“Come, let us break his chains,” they say,
“and free ourselves from all this slavery to God.”

But God in heaven merely laughs!
He is amused by all their puny plans.
And in fierce fury He rebukes them
and fills them with fear.

For the Lord declares,
“This is the King of my choice,
and I have enthroned Him…”

O kings and rulers of the earth,

listen while there is time.
Serve the Lord with reverent fear;
rejoice with trembling.
Fall down before His Son
and kiss His feet
before His anger is roused and you perish.

I am warning you –
His wrath will soon begin.

But oh, the joys of those
who put their trust in Him!

Psalm 2:1-6 & 10-12 (The Living Bible)

I can’t get over how relevant these words are to what is going on in our country and world today! Sometimes, it is hard to stay encouraged. But then I remember that NOTHING happening right now is a shock to God, and that NOTHING can thwart His plans. According to verse 4, He is amused by man’s puny plans.

Here is His plan for us: “But oh, the joys of those who put their trust in Him!” (vs. 12) Aren’t you glad He is the Beginning and the End and can be trusted? I sure am!

Have a blessed weekend…

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  1. Hey Jen, WOW!! First time visiting your blog! Like everything you do, simply excellent!! Loved this bit of encouragement. God's Word is always timely! Makes ya sad for those who won't listen or hear, though…but I do like the idea of God laughing…at anything, really. That must be where we have a family resemblence!! LOL!! Love you!!! Julie R.

  2. The beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega, Author and Finisher of our faith! Love Ps. 2, we memorized that at church on a Sun. night (in KJV – but I recognized it right away when it started, “Why do the nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing…” Yes, very current indeed and future too 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

  3. What powerful words! You are absolutely very relevant to what is happening in our country and world today. Thank you for sharing such a timely post. Have a great weekend!

  4. Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer says:

    AMEN! Praise God, HE IS FAITHFUL.

  5. So true! At least we have the “inside scoop” on how it’s all going to come out!