There are so many chapters in the book of Psalm that the little ones can be done several at a time. I don't want to belittle them or make them seem trifle, so we'll see how it goes. When we get to chapter 119, it may take weeks to go through. But for today, I want to look at Psalm 2 and 3 and some things that struck me.
4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision.
What is God laughing out? The rulers and kings that get together and do their own thing. They appoint themselves and fall away from God's rule. I'm not sure if it's humor that God find's in the whole situation or if it's one of these times where if-I-don't-laugh-I'll-cry kind of things. Laughter coming from God makes me happy. Most people view God as the stern-faced, huge, mythical type who looks down his nose from heaven and passes judgment. Knowing that the Psalmist says he laughs gives him another aspect of humanism.
12Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.
This verse didn't do anything more me until the end. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him. This chapter ends with a promise of a blessing if we trust God. Oh, how I try! How I do my best to stay out of God's way because I know when I help, I mess things up!
5I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for the LORD sustained me.
I am very tired. I have ran every day since last Thursday. I had this and that and another thing going on. It's been fun, but last night it all caught up with me and I didn't feel good. I am thoroughly and utterly exhausted. All I want to do is sleep. But as a wife and mom, that won't be possible. I always say I'll sleep when I'm dead. But sometimes I run myself down to the point where I feel dead! This verse is exactly for me this week. I want to lay down, sleep and when I awaken, I'll feel better. Do you have weeks like that?
Chapter 3 tells of someone who has people after him. Lots of people. Sometimes we feel like the whole world is after us. But we also know that we can lean on God and he will save us. He will give us what we need, when we need it. Praise God for that!