10Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
11Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.
God is God!
Is there any doubt that when all is said and done, God is God? Even the wrath of man praises God, because he will restrain the remainder of man's wrath. Therefore, as teens, as we begin each day, let us begin it with God. Let us vow, and then pay unto the Lord what is His due, for it is He who we must fear. It is not man, but God who must dictate all of our actions.
How few of us actually live as though that were true! We are consumed by the distractions and worries of this life; the attitudes of the world are uppermost in most, if not all, of our decision making processes. How much better it would be if, before we even set our foot upon the ground each morning, we prayed for God's grace and help to lead and guide us through the activities of the coming day.
That really is the theme of the entire Word of God, is it not? God pictures the instability of His own people in the Old Testament, yet before we become too critical, we realize that we are so like the children of Israel. Our faith is weak; our hope burns low.
Then, we are overcome with hope, joy, and gladness as we are astounded by the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is our King of King and Lord of Lords. Again we are reminded that God is God, and His love surpasses all of our understanding. Christ, the Son of God, left all the glories of Heaven and took on the form of a man--a man who was despised and rejected by men. Why? So that He could, through His death and resurrection, purchase a people for Himself.
Yes, it is true that God will cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth. Those who despise and reject Christ should tremble and fear, for their end is coming, and it is a terrible end! However, that same end is a triumphant glory for Christ and for His children.
That, dear child of God is the truth! God is God! Let us live this day in total surrender and service to our Lord and King; let us give our utmost for our Highest! Go to Christ in repentance and claim Him as your Savior and the new Lord of your life. He will save you now! (Yes, it is that easy!)
God Bless You,