Psalm 2 – God Wants You

Welcome back to Day 2 of our summer Bible study, Sailing Through Psalms! Click here to read the Psalm 1 devotion. It is NOT too late to join us if you haven’t, God meets us right where we are!

Today is a big day because I have life changing news for you!

God wants you.
ALL of you!
He wants your entire heart!
Isn’t that amazing news?!

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Let’s take a look at verses 11 and 12:
(11) Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
(12) Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
(NKJV)

What does it mean to truly serve the Lord with fear?
Serve: Submit. Surrender.
Fear: Deep respect. Admiration. Reverence. Awe. High esteem. Worship.

  • To submit to His will and the way He wants us to live.
  • To surrender everything in our lives, including out life itself to Him.

And rejoice with trembling.
Rejoice: Delight. Find great joy. Celebrate. Be glad.
Trembling: A result of excitement! To flutter.

  • God wants us to rejoice in Him! To celebrate Him! Not just when things are going good, but at all times. When times are hard, rejoice because Jesus Christ gained true victory for us 2000 years ago! Rejoice because if He brought you to it, He will bring you through it! (Can I get an Amen?) When times are smooth sailing, rejoice because nothing is possible without Him.
  • God not only wants us to rejoice, but with trembling. As a Christian, this is to be aspired. To pursue God will all of our strength, heart and being!

Kiss the Son.
This is God telling me how He wants our relationship to be: Affectionate.

  • He wants deep devotion.
  • He wants my entire heart (and life).
  • He wants to be number one in my life.
  • He wants to be the center of my life.
  • Highly exalted. Cherished. Esteemed. Valued.
  • He wants all of me!
  • And you.

But not out of fear of condemnation, but love. It reminds me so much of marriage. Would you want your spouse to be devoted to you out of fear of judgment? Would you want your spouse to exalt you, cherish you and make you their number one person in life because they were afraid that if they didn’t that something bad would happen? NO! And that’s how God feels. He doesn’t want us to do these things because we are afraid, but out of love. Pure love.

Give yourself fully to God.
He wants all of you.
Not just the you on Sunday’s or weekly small-group.
Not just the happy, joyful you.
Not just the broken you, you know, when everything around you is falling apart, so you finally decide to surrender to Him.
{I’m SO preaching to myself here, although I’m using the objective pronoun, you.}
He simply wants you.
All of you.

Let’s chat! What did you learn from your quiet-time today?
What verse(s) stood out to you the most?

I would love to know!

I loved chatting with you all yesterday and seeing everyone’s devotions! Remember to tag #LoveLikeConfetti (@LoveLikeConfetti), #SailingThroughPsalms and #GoodMorningGirls so that we can all encourage one another! If you don’t use social media or blog, feel free to email me a photo of your devotion!

Tomorrow we’ll be in Psalm 3, and I’ll have some fun news to share! If you’re a fan of making your Bible ooze with goodness, you won’t want to miss this!
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Love Like Confetti,
Shar

5 thoughts on “Psalm 2 – God Wants You

  1. The love the story in Psalm 2, and in the end, everyone will know that there is one God and Blessings await all who trust in Him. He is an awesome God full of Love and Mercy and justice. My daughter wrote out Psalm 2:7 ” He said to me, you are my son, today I have become your father.” and Psalm 2:9 “you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” She loves the visual imagery of being God’s child and of His strength and protection. I am posting (and sharing your posts) on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amanda.eastmanholberton I love what you do! Thank you!

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  2. WOW! Thank you for sharing this Bible study with others, Amanda! I really enjoyed this Psalm and had no idea that I’d get so much out of it.
    I love how your daughter knows so much about God’s love already. That imagery is beautiful!

    Thank you for being such an encouragement!
    XOXO

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