Friday, August 23, 2013

Psalm 2 (part 1)

Psalm 2

Why are the nations so angry?
    Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
    the rulers plot together
against the Lord
    and against his anointed one.
"Let us break their chains," they cry,
    "and free ourselves from slavery to God."
But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
    The Lord scoffs at them.
Then in anger he rebukes them,
    terrifying them with his fierce fury.
For the Lord declares, "I have placed my chosen king on the throne
    in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain."

It is interesting how people think they are independent of the very God who made them!  Rather than acknowledge the One who is so obvious, from His creation of all that can be seen (including themselves), we stiff arm or ignore Him and decide we will lay claim to this world on our terms.  We will assert our own rule, our own ways.  But Psalm 2 tells us that God only laughs.  Of course He laughs.  What other reaction could He have to these little created from dirt beings thumbing their God-given noses at God, Himself.  And then we even have the crass affrontery to consider any obligation to follow or serve God as "slavery".  Is there any wonder that this world of men teeters off balance!  God will choose who will rule the earth and He has placed His Son on the throne, ruling from Heaven.  And all the world that doesn't acknowledge God is in rebellion and denial.   (...and the one who rules in heaven laughs!)

Rob Smith

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