Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”
Psalm 9:20 “Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah”
Put them in their place, O LORD, these big-shot nations that have forgotten they are mere mortals.
God has given the nations a long leash. Like unruly dogs, they have pulled their tethers out as far as they will go—and strain against them. The Master holds tight. At any given moment, he can pull those tethers, reminding the unruly he is firmly in control.
It is only because God is patient and long-suffering that he has not yanked the nations back into line. But he will.
At the appointed time, when the heavens are full, resounding with praises for the Lamb that was slain, the nations will be brought to judgment. And they will see themselves for what they are—just a bunch of rebels who, like everyone else, put their pants on one leg at a time.
Look up: Matthew 25:31-33, 46; Psalm 2:1-5; 110:5-6; Revelation 20:7-15