The Weekly Perspective

by TJ Draper, Deacon

We have seen in Pastor Thacker’s sermons how God makes a fool of His enemy, Pharaoh. We see how Pharaoh’s schemes make less and less sense. His ramblings seem almost those of a mad-man as he defies God in the face of the plagues bringing greater and greater disaster upon the land.

God laughs at his enemies. It’s plain enough to see in the passages of scripture. And believe that God is currently in the midst of making sport of the godless even today. While we may rightly pray for the salvation of those enemies, that’s not always God’s purpose, just as it was not His purpose with Pharaoh. And as we face the godlessness of our current culture, it can be difficult to see what is really going on from our vantage point. That’s why we need the lens of Scripture. “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming … But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.” — Psalm 37:12–13;20

Open your eyes of faith and see what Yahweh our God sees: the ramblings of madmen intent upon their own destruction. Their cries of, “believe the science,” clash with their own actions. Their war against the unborn belies their claim of care for women. God uses their own ramblings to bring them to shame. Remember that you serve the one who made all things. You are on the winning side. Laugh at God’s enemies with Him.