Skip to comments.He Laughs [Devotional]
Posted on 11/10/2008 3:57:54 AM PST by tenger
Let us break their chains, they say, and throw off their fetters. The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Psalm 2:3-4
As Ive been discussing for the past week, God is in control. Consider the story of a five-year-old playing basketball with his 610 brother. When the little boy says to his older brother, Im gonna stomp on you, the older brother has little reaction but to laugh. Its totally preposterous that a boy who cannot even tie his shoes can win against his older, taller brother.
But, isnt it amazing when the enemies of God threaten to do away with Him! He laughs at them. He laughs at the nations who seek to redefine and minimize Him. He laughs at those who would want to hold Him accountable as if Almighty God needs to answer to his creation. He laughs at mans education and intellect and knowledge and ability to reason. Theyve reasoned God himself out of their society, then turn around to blame and curse Him for every malady that comes their way.
Soon, though, the laughter will halt and God will judge the deeds and misdeeds of a nation and its people. No nation will be excluded. No person will be exempted. Its certainly a sobering thought if you have no Fear of the Lord or of holy judgment. Yes, God is a God of love and mercy and grace and forgiveness. But Hes also a Righteous Judge (Jeremiah 11:20, Psalm 96:13).
I am reminded of God’s Word;
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Acts 13:33 Heb 1:5, 5:5
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.