"Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet Is spread for him on the holy summit." Psalm 2:6 (TM)
Exactly who was king in Zion (Jerusalem) was up for debate when David wrote Psalm 2. The liner notes on this Psalm tell us that David was on the run from his son Absalom, who had pulled off a brilliantly executed coup and was in the process of taking his father’s throne. Absalom was a smooth talking, good looking young man who was popular with the people. David’s popularity was at an all-time low. He was the establishment and the public was tired of his reign. (read the story in 2 Samuel 13-18)
David’s psalm reminds us all that God was king – not Absalom – not even David.
There are plenty of times when things seem totally out of control and I feel like I’m getting the shaft. It’s in those times that I need the reminder that God is good, He is in control and His purposes will ultimately prevail. My plans, my purposes, and my circumstances are subordinate to His will. It may not be easy and it may not be pleasant – but I can trust my heavenly Father.
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