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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

@msmith016

Hey, everyone! I’m Mike Smith, husband to an awesome wife and father to two amazing children. Amanda and I just celebrated seven years of marriage, ever more committed to working through problems large and small that we encounter along the way. Ali (4) and Callen (2) are an adventure, helping me to finally begin understanding the patience that God has for His children as they stray from the way that life works best. At work, I have the privilege of serving at a software company that helps ministries multiply their activities and reach more people for the cause of Christ.

January 3, 2017

HE WHO WIELDS THE IRON IS OUR REFUGE AND OUR STRENGTH


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Psalm 2

The Reign of the Lord's Anointed

2:1 Why do the nations rage [1]
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break [2] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble
[2] 2:9 Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 1:1:

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;