Read Psalm 2
It must look silly to God, looking down from heaven, when all His creation is off doing their own thing, forgetting who made them, ignoring His word, and rejecting His unending love. Here in Psalm 2 we have a picture of man doing just that. God speaks, “Why do the nations rage and people plot a vain thing”? It goes on to say the kings and rulers set themselves against the Lord and His anointed one.
When we look around today, isn’t that what’s going on now? Our rulers are making policies removing prayer from schools, the Ten Commandments from courthouses and “In God We Trust” from our money. These actions are modern day examples of verse 3: “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”
God is in Control
Though God has every right to be angry with us, He says “Yet I have set My King on My Holy hill of Zion. Nevertheless, I am God and I will make a way for these people to be saved.” How gracious He is! Jesus Christ is His anointed One. He is God’s begotten Son. The nations are His inheritance. The ends of the earth are His possession. All of this is His. He can do what He wants with it.
So what does He plan? He plans to bring the people to repentance, break them with His rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Have you ever felt completely broken before? That’s the place He wants you, because there we can see most clearly the grace of God. When truth finally hits us it can feel like we’re shattered, but that’s only the beginning.
Therefore, be wise, be instructed and serve the Lord with awesome reverence. Kiss the Son. Come to Him. He is the truth, the way and the life. Blessed are those who trust Him.
Dear Lord, forgive us for plotting a vain thing. We turn to you now in reverence, seeking your forgiveness. Thank you for cleansing us from all unrighteousness and leading us in the way of life. In Jesus’ name Amen.