Devotional by Monty Sholund, Village Schools’ Founder
Hello, my friend. Let’s look at PSALM 2. What a vivid description of the world today in verses 1 and 2, the amazingly defiant attitude of nations and leaders against the Lord. And it is startling to read in vs.4 that God will laugh at their foolishness, as they plot in vain. And the Father glorifies the Son, promising that He will make the nations His inheritance, the ends of the earth His possession. Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart, There is no God….” simply because one acknowledging the presence of God must submit to His authority in of all of life. What folly to resist.
We are living in an age when there is what seems to be an increasing moral decay, as God’s commands are ignored and in some cases mocked. I have recently been reading a national magazine on Politics, Business and Culture, which begins to wonder if America is not turning a corner, an increasing backlash against all that is happening in the White House and in other areas of public thought and behavior. It begins with a quote from Douglas MacArthur, “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into a political and economic decline. There has either been a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressing deterioration to ultimate national disaster.”
Then it quotes Alexander Tytler who wrote two centuries ago that great historical democracies have tended to last only a couple of hundred years, during which time they have progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage, to liberty, to abundance; from abundance to selfishness, to complacency, to apathy, to dependency back into bondage. But Psalm 2:12 says, “Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”
“Thank you Lord for this strong reminder of the danger of falling into the trap of self-glory, of self worship, of self sufficiency. We long to dwell in you and with you, this privileged place of refuge. Guide us, Lord, as we seek your will for the future!”