Psalm 2:9 (erv)
God keeps His promises. This has been talked about over and over throughout the course of this devotional, and more importantly, it’s mentioned frequently in the Bible. But even after studying the Word, it’s not something I always believe. I tend to doubt Him, especially when things get hard.
That’s why I love this verse: it’s an example of the reward we receive by maintaining our faith as Christians. In this verse, God’s enemies are those who don’t believe in Him, who don’t follow Him, and who don’t obey Him. It’s not just about His enemies, but about our enemies as well. Those who fight against us and our faith.
Sometimes, I look at the world, and I wonder how God allows people to commit such terrible acts and then to go on existing. But the truth is, He doesn’t; not forever. They don’t win. Their acts of evil aren’t rewarded, and one day, they’re punished. But not before they have a chance to lament and ask for forgiveness, just like every Believer.
That’s also God’s promise; He offers us grace upon grace and complete forgiveness for our sins – that’s a gift He’s given to all. As Christians, we’re saved, forgiven, and washed clean. We’re being made perfect. But as humans, we’re no different than the evil, sinful people in the world. None of us deserve that gift, but it’s given to all of us regardless.
Sticking with the Lord leads to great things; not only here on earth, but also in eternity. God keeps that promise to us by allowing us grace and then rewarding us for our faith.
Write about your salvation experience in your journal today. Share as many details as you can remember.
For someone who hasn’t asked the Lord into their heart and life.