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Summary: RESISTING GOD'S AUTHORITY IS DANGEROUS!

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HE WHO LAUGHS

INTRODUCTION: KING DAVID WROTE ABOUT ONE HALF OF THE PSALMS (TOTAL 150). OTHER AUTHORS INCLUDE SOLOMON, MOSES, ASAPH, ETHAN AND THE SONS OF KORAH. SOME PSALMS MENTION NO AUTHOR. PSALMS RUNS THE GAMUT OF EMOTION SUCH AS SORROW AND REJOICING.

SPIRITUAL INSIGHT:

PSALMS 2:4 (NKJV) HE WHO SITS IN THE HEAVENS SHALL LAUGH; THE LORD SHALL HOLD THEM IN DERISION.

THE ONE ENTHRONED IN HEAVEN IS THE LORD (ADONAI IN HEBREW). THE PSALMIST EMPHASIZES GOD REIGNING FROM THE HEAVENS. GOD SEES THE REBELLION OF NATIONS AND RIDICULES THEM IN HIS LAUGHTER. DISTURBED? CERTAINLY NOT! HE CALMLY EXECUTES HIS PURPOSES (ISAIAH 18:4). THE TRUTH IS GOD WILL CARRY OUT HIS AGENDA REGARDLESS OF THE ATTEMPTS OF MEN TO THWART THEM. WHAT POSSIBLE AUTHORITY COULD RESIST HIS AUTHORITY AND WIN?

PSALMS 37: 13 (NKJV) THE LORD LAUGHS AT HIM, FOR HE SEES THAT HIS DAY IS COMING. THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT (REVELATION 20:11-15) IS THE UNBELIEVERS’ FINAL JUDGMENT.

PSALMS 59: 8 (NKJV) BUT YOU, O LORD, SHALL LAUGH AT THEM; YOU SHALL HAVE ALL THE NATIONS IN DERISION. THESE NATIONS REFERS TO DAVID’S ENEMIES. DAVID KNEW GOD AS HIS PROTECTOR WHO WOULD SAVE HIM FROM HIS ENEMIES.

APPLICATION: GOD DESIRES CORRECTION OPPOSED TO REJECTION. HOWEVER, THE UNREPENTANT HE HOLDS IN DERISION.


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