I chuckled when news reporters were caught on camera running from a conference room shaken during the East coast earthquake last month. But pictures of Hurricane Irene that followed of flooded homes and bridges ripped out, weren’t so funny.
Whenever we hear of the wickedness of a Gadhafi torturing his people or the arrogance of a Dawkins railing against heaven, we anticipate their fall. For that matter if anyone with the power of money or politics or fame starts acting like they are in control, we get upset.
The Lord in Psalm 75 promises to “cut off the horns” of the wicked who are acting like bulls in a barnyard. Because God holds firm the pillars of nature and society, imagine how silly our posturing looks to Him. He is the only one we can rely on when the earth or the nations quake.
We all act in pride or godlessness, living as though God is not there. The next time we personally forget His rule and need to confess our sin, let’s include the pastors, missionaries and other leaders we know in our prayer. Grace to face challenges God only gives to the humble and thankful.