Psalm 2

Psalm 2 immediately got me thinking about how this earth and our God are at odds. It kind of makes me wonder why God created us at all. Perhaps that question will be answered somewhere on down the road. But if He knew we were going to hate Him and plot against Him, why in the world did he speak us into being? But He did; that was His will.

It reminded me of the stubbornness of humans – of my own stubbornness. There are times that I’m wrong, and I know I’m wrong, but I still dig in my heels and fight. It amazes me that I can be so idiotic. But that’s human nature. Verse 2 says:

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed . . . (ESV)

Utter stupidity. But it’s real. Read the news articles scattered all over the Internet. Read your local paper. Listen to the news. Opposition to Christianity and morality is everywhere; people have to know there’s a God, yet they openly oppose Him; they loudly scoff at Him.

Psalm 2 reminds me that we need to be wise in our decision making. It would be better for us in the final day to believe in God and in His Son. God gives us fair warning here; He says:

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Psalm 2:10-12 (ESV)

How stupid would it be, with a clear warning from God to listen to His Son, to then ignore Him? Pretty stupid. I fall into the “stupid” category a lot of the time. I hope that, in time, my stupidity will fade and that I will learn to love God’s Word, and to take refuge in His Son.

It’s smarter to be on God’s side . . . to be a leaf that does not wither . . . than to tick God off by working against Him.

Those who continue to do so will, ultimately, perish.

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