EVERY DOG HAS IT’S DAY Andy Hollifield 12-14 -18
Psalms 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Let me give you a list of words for derision. They are mockery, ridicule, scorn, laughter, contempt, disdain, laughingstock, and a joke just to name a few. Now that you know them, relate them to the powers that be and the heathen. Can you think of anyone or any situation this scripture might apply to? If you look at verse 2, it tells us exactly who the Lord is speaking about. It is the kings of the earth and the rulers because they have set themselves against him and his people. Doesn’t the world in general seem to delight in mocking Christians? They love to make fun of us and accuse us of being weak because we worship a God that is greater than our selves. There are those that think that we ourselves are our own Gods. Still others think there is no God and our lives are ruled by chance and destiny. Have you ever heard someone say, “What will be will be?” That just amounts to an excuse not to pray. Yet others think there is no need to pray at all because we control our own destiny. I have tried controlling my own destiny and some of my biggest regrets in life are the result of it.
The folks I have listed above, as well as those that worship false gods, would just as soon we were wiped from the face of the earth. If they didn’t have us “bible thumpers” always lifting up the name of Christ, they could live how they wanted to and never have guilt about it. The only thing that stands between them and their perfect Utopia, is those of us that are a constant reminder to them that there is a God we will have to give an account to. They love to tell us, “You are judging” when we say the least little thing against any part of their lifestyle. They don’t want us judging but yet the first problem they see us have, they will pass judgement on us. It’s not the good things we might have done that they see, but let us make one mistake in our Christian life and they are ready to be judge, jury, and executioner.
We are definitely living in a time when the heathen are raging and people imagine vain things with frequency as verse 1 speaks about. Verse 5 tells us that it will not always be the way it is. Contrary to what even a lot of church-going people who claim to be born again believe, God is a God of wrath. The day will come that as God said in Proverbs 1:26 he will laugh at their calamity and mock them when they are afraid. Verse 28 says that God will not answer them or be found of them. I could go on and on about the day that God pours out his wrath on those that hate him but I would rather mention why we should pay attention to the working of God.
If you look in Matthew 24:6, Jesus speaks about wars and rumors of wars. He told us not to be troubled because these things had to come to pass. Luke tells us in Luke 21:9 to not be terrified because it has to happen. In verse 28 he tells us that “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Begin to come to pass. That is a key phrase because of the word “begin.” We aren’t supposed to sit and wait on these things to happen but when they begin we should be looking up. Not only should we be looking up now, Matthew 24:31 says we should be listening for the sound of that trumpet.
That all pretty much sums up where we are at now in our society doesn’t it? The day is soon coming that God will get his vengeance according to Deuteronomy 32:35. So don’t get so discouraged. God is not wringing hands wondering what he should do. Think of it like this; the worse things get around here, the better it looks for our home-going. Every dog has its day and I am afraid for them that it is not too far away for all of the God haters. That means we better be getting ready to taxi down the runway because we are fixing to take flight with the Lord. Hope this encourages you; it’s almost time to go home. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!