A Season of Psalms - Psalm 2:2-4
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
Do you think God has a sense of humor? I do. If you ever want to make God laugh, then tell him your plans. In my youth, I told God I would never go into ministry, I would never become a pastor, I would never leave Fort Worth…I imagine God laughed when I told Him all my “never’s” and it turns out I was wrong and He was right. He always is! Now it’s my turn to laugh when I think about how God has directed my steps despite my attempts to dictate my plans.
If you want to make God smile, then daily submit to His lordship over your life. Surrender fully and submit to Him. He is the rightful King of our lives, not the idols and the plans that we have established for ourselves. In Psalm 2, David writes that the kings of the earth are taking their stand against God and the king whom He’s anointed. God’s response? Laughter! Refusal to submit to the omnipotence of God usually doesn’t end well, so our best response is humble submission to His will. When we do, we won’t hear laughter, but “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Further Reading: James 4:1-17; Proverbs 16:9
Pray with me:
Father, today I humbly submit to Your good, pleasing, and perfect will and all that You have planned for me today. I commit my ways to You and place my whole trust in Your hands. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah. In Jesus’ name, Amen.