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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

American Politics and Psalm 2

I just finished reading the following from
With 93 percent reporting, he’s winning by five. The AP called it around 20 minutes ago but Coakley called to concede even before that. Just as I’m writing this, MSNBC is reporting that The One phoned Brown to say congrats. Everything, and I mean everything, has changed.
So there (possibly) goes the Democrat's ability to pass health care and other items of Obama's and the Left's agenda. A few weeks ago gloom and despair held the Republicans. A few years ago, the situation was reversed and the Left was in despair as the evil Bush, Cheney, and Republicans held the country in their evil grip. How quickly things change!

I am reminded of Psalm 2, where God laughs at "the kings of the earth . . . and the rulers" who gather together against the Lord's rule. I don't want to insinuate that either side of American politics faithfully follow how God would have his people live (although I think that one side at least gives better lip service), so I'm not necessarily stating that the rulers of today are rebelling against God. Instead, I want to notice that God laughs at those who think that they can do as they please in politics and economics. God has a way of confounding those who are haughty, and giving hope to those who are in despair.

Our hope in any case (and I think that we should be active politically if we live in a society where we have that right and responsibility) is not in the political structures of the world, but rather in the one who will rule the world as his inheritance. (Psalm 2:8) Meanwhile, ALL the world's rulers should take note, and "serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling." (Psalm 2:11)