I felt an echo when I read through Psalm 2. It speaks of the ever-present conflict between the world and The Kingdom of God. Our present-day strife fits snuggly into the first verses and the victory that Christ has and will have is confidently proclaimed. The tone of this verse makes me think of Jesus’s words in John 16:33; “Hear on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world”.
Things are not worse than they’ve ever been, it’s more like, “here we go again”.
The last verse, as translated in The Message gives me great hope and assurance. “If you make a run for God, you won’t regret it”. This kind of run is the kind you do on your knees. In a humble and surrendered way. We say, “Jesus, please help”….and He helps.
See you tomorrow for Psalm 3.