Monday, October 16, 2017

Henry: the Lord shall have them in derision

Monday, October 16, 2017
    Commemoration of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer, Nicolas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, bishops and martyrs, 1555
Why do the nations conspire
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
    and the rulers gather together
    against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
“Let us break their chains,” they say,
    “and throw off their fetters.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them.
Then he rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”
    —Psalm 2:1-6 (NIV)
    Sinners’ follies are the just sport of God’s infinite wisdom and power; and those attempts of the kingdom of Satan, which in our eyes are formidable, in his are despicable.
    ... Matthew Henry (1662-1714), An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments [1828], Ps. 2, in loc. v. 1-6, II.1 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 2:1-6; 37:12-13; 59:8; Isa. 37:22
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, beef up my faith.
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