Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When God Laughs, So Should We

It is unbecoming for Christians to get antsy and anxious over conspiracies to dethrone the Lord of the Universe.

Conspiracy Spotter: OMG did YOU see this, Lord?

Ex-Lord of the Universe: Crikey, what can I do NOW? All my plans for the future are being foiled!

Uhhhh, no. Psalm 2 tells us that when God sees the conspirators and their machinations, He laughs. Talk about evidence of omnipotence: when you are pointing the best ya’ got at Him and He bursts out laughing ... O man, you’re toast.

Sadly, Conspiracy Aficionados (CA) not only grimace and fret over every perceived sneak-attack on the Almighty and His plans, they spread their anxiety like a disease to all who listen to them.

CA: What? You aren’t angry and anxious like me? Here, read this book, listen to this radio program, watch this guy on TV, and go to this web site. Your eyes will be opened!  

Opened to what, exactly? That God is no longer … God? That you have discovered something He has overlooked? That the earth is no longer the Lord’s? That ultimately hate will prevail over love? That a cabal in DC has rendered the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ meaningless?

Yes, nations conspire, peoples plot, and rulers rise up and band together against God and His rule. Their efforts, however, are only so much grasping after wind. The One enthroned in heaven laughs and scoffs, and then reminds us all that there is only one King and one unshakeable kingdom.

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2014

1 comment:

  1. Psalm 2

    Why do the nations conspire
    and the peoples plot in vain?
    2 The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
    3 “Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”
    4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them.
    5 He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
    6 “I have installed my king
    on Zion, my holy mountain.”

    7 I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:

    He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
    8 Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
    9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b];
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
    10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
    11 Serve the LORD with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.
    12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,