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.
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The 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.”
4The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
5He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
7I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
When you’re following Christ, it can often feel like the whole world is against you – and that’s because often times they really are.
King David experienced this same thing. People around him obviously didn’t want to be ruled by God, and they were angry at both God and God’s anointed because of it.
But David knew who his God was, and he didn’t let the pressure of the people around him deter his faith. I love how he claimed the promise of God and stood on it even when people around him were plotting against both him and God.
King David had a confidence about him that can only come from knowing God.
This goes back to Psalm 1:2-3. It says that delighting in God’s Word and meditating on it day and night leads to security and prosperity in everything you do.
This verse is just a case study of what it looks like to put Psalm 1:2-3 in action. David obviously knew what the Word of God was, and because of that, he knew who God is.
Because of that intimate knowledge of God, he didn’t sweat when people around him were plotting and planning against him (even when his life was probably at risk).
So how much time are you spending in God’s Word?
The more time you spend in it, the more confident you will be and the less you’ll stress over the world around you. And those are things we all need!