Monday, August 26, 2013

Psalm 2 (part 2)

Just as Noah's peers had a hard time believing that God could or would end the world as they knew it is hard for many to think that life as we know it could ever deviate from our familiar existence. Like Noah's society, many people believe God to be a myth, or at best irrelevant, to a world they think will continue as it always has. They think that, if they don't believe in God He must not exist! He sent His Son to intervene to provide a bridge of restoration spiritually and that Son will exercise dominion over the earth and all the governments of the world. Verse 12 is especially sobering where the reader is strongly exhorted to submit to the Son of God because He will either be the source of joyful refuge or of sudden destruction (in the midst of all those routine activities)! Truly our world needs to hear and respond to the Gospel in these days as much as any days that have come before.
Psalm 2:
7 The king proclaims the Lord's decree:
"The Lord said to me, 'You are my son.
Today I have become your Father.
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.'"
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
Rob Smith

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