Psalm 33:10: The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The world is awash in conspiracy theories. We’ve all heard about the Illuminati and one-world government and the New World Order. Is there any truth to all the talk of conspiracies?
Of course there is. People have been conspiring since the fall of man. There are all kinds of secret societies, government agencies and business networks who have plans for the rest of us. Not in this life will we ever find out about all of them, who’s behind them and what their intentions are.
But that isn’t the point. This verse, sandwiched between passages about the eternal purposes of God, is our reminder that the plans of man will amount to nothing if they conflict with those purposes. Sure, it’s natural to be concerned when we sense that our freedoms are being eroded daily, that powerful interests are planning devious ways to do us harm for whatever selfish goals they may have. But the best-laid plans of the most powerful men will be blown away like dust when God says “enough.”
Stop worrying, pour out your fears to the mighty Creator of the universe. Your enemies are only temporal while He is eternal. You have little control about the direction of the world, but your heavenly Father has total control. The most powerful men in the world are nothing more than puppets on a string to God.
Let’s trust Him to take care of the plotters. Psalm 2 says that He sits in the heavens and laughs at them. Our place is to leave it to Him and concentrate on extending His kingdom in our own lives and around the world.
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