Recently while sitting with some friends, we drifted into complaining about today’s political climate and governmental trends. On our minds were concerns about the recent decisions by the Supreme Court. The following morning I was meditating on Psalm 145 when I ran across these words: “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations” (v. 13). This psalm is David’s meditation on the wondrous works of God. One of his confidences was the stability of God’s eternal reign. David proclaims it brazenly. Many years later, the Apostle Peter would speak equally boldly about our belonging to that kingdom. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). I must repent of my complaining and return to the ways of proclaiming. Therein lies my stability in this fallen world. The Lord reigns! Are you a complainer or a proclaimer?
Seeking strength and courage in the hearts of men,