Once-a-day Devotional For Teens #2 - Once-A-Day Devotional for Teens
Once-a-Day Devotional for Teens #2
Genesis 2:18 – 4:16, Matthew 2:1 – 18, Psalm 2:1 – 12
“The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed.”
Everyone knows what it’s like to make another person angry. But only God knows what it’s like to have the whole human race up in arms against him.
Human rebellion started back with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1 – 24). But sin quickly spread to every person and place on earth. Psalm 2 shows the entire world rising up against the Lord. Nations scheme. Groups hatch useless plots. The earth’s rulers want to break loose from God’s control.
God studies this crowd of puny rebels and laughs because their might is nothing compared to his. And the Lord has a secret power: he has installed his Son as ruler over the earth. That’s an astonishing Old Testament picture. Hundreds of years before Jesus showed up as a baby in Bethlehem, this Scripture reveals him reigning as king of everything. Even when human beings join together to fight God, they can’t beat his “anointed,” or chosen one. The whole world belongs to Jesus, and wise people everywhere submit to his authority. No one can stop the Lord’s plan to save people, and he blesses everyone who runs to him for help.
Glance around and you’ll see plenty of people living against God. But you can serve God with utter respect. You can celebrate his reign. You can bow to him with every part of who you are.
God, you reign over everything. But people all around me rebel against you. I choose to serve you in awestruck respect.