Plotting Against God

Plotting Against God

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

We see these negative patterns in the story of Adam and Eve and in countless other men and women throughout history: a willingness to reinterpret the Word of God to fit their own desires, rejecting His sovereignty and developing their own rules.

Looking at the world, the psalmist recognized how kings took a stand against God, taking counsel against Him. They viewed His ways as being restraining; they wanted to “cast away their cords” and be free of His influence.

We see this spirit all around us today. We see politicians defining issues in their own terms. We see entertainers promoting content that violates God’s Word. We see intellectuals teaching ideas that reject His existence. We see people denying the validity of Biblical principles.

As the psalmist warned, God is not surprised by trends like these. He sees every pattern. For Him, these are just vain and hopeless plots. He reminds those who will listen that His plans are firm. They will not change. And His Word always is true.

The Bible reminds us that we should make God the foundation for our lives. We should serve Him, believe His Word, and realize that He did not given us His rules to punish us but to show us the best way to live. We need to
grasp “how blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] are all those who take refuge in Him” (v. 12 AMP).