Looking Forward to God’s Reign
Daily Bible Reading – Numbers 5,6; Psalm 22; Acts 26
Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 22:12-31
In Psalm 22, David was suffering through a great trial. Through his suffering, he was able to gain victory by knowing that the Father would protect him and deliver him. David knew that despite his current struggles, one day God would reign supreme in the world and that all of his problems would be over.
Hundreds of years later, Jesus Christ would also suffer through a great trial. Jesus would be encircled by a pack of villains, who would pierce His hands and feet. His bones would be on display and people would stare and gloat over Him. They would divide His clothes among them and cast lots for His garment. Through his suffering, he was also able to gain victory by knowing that His Father would protect him and deliver him. Jesus knew that despite His current struggles, one day He would reign supreme in the world and that all of His problems would be over. He knew that, “all the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before Him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.”
Today, we will all suffer through times of great trials. We will all face times when we will feel as though we are encircled by a pack of villains. In these times of suffering, we can take solace knowing that as the children of God, our Father in Heaven will deliver us from evil and will protect us. We can all look forward to the day when Jesus returns to reign over everything. “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.” (Matthew 16:27) When that day comes, all of our trials that seem so pressing today will be a distant memory. The house that we live in, the car that we drive, the phone that we carry, and the computer we use will mean nothing. Our moments of greatest despair and agony will seem like a speck of dust floating in the wind. We can rejoice today for the joy we will have tomorrow, and we can rest in the comfort of His love forever.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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Posted on February 19, 2014, in 19 - Psalms and tagged Bible, Christian, Conflict, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, Faith, God, Jesus, Perseverance, Questioning God, Religion, Trust, Waiting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.