Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned you rulers of the earth! Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits -- for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him! Psalm 2: 10-12 NLT
Now act wisely!
Serve God with reverent fear!
Rejoice with trembling!
Submit to God's royal son!
If you make him angry, you will be destroyed in the midst of your own pursuits.
What joy you will find if you submit to his protection!
These words fit both with David's loyal citizens as they do with followers of Christ. Not that I see us in the hands of an angry God or a Jesus whose anger can flare up in an instant.
But how many times do we really act like Jesus is Lord? We may rejoice but there is little fear or trembling. We think too much of ourselves for that kind of behavior. Our thoughts of Christ as Lord competes daily with the world wide web, CNN/Fox, work, family, hobbies, sports, shopping and eating.
We have been warned. We have been given advice to act wisely. We have been told to submit to Christ and his protection. But we find ourselves in the midst of doing our own thing and sinking fast. We cannot live on our own. We must submit and truly place Christ as our Lord and Savior.
God, you have given us great advice. But we are too stubborn to listen. You have given us the ruler above all rulers, but in his place sits _______________ . May we fall on our knees and worship the one who is above all on earth and in heaven. In His name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims