The nations are raging, (Psalm 2), the people are planning a ‘vain thing!’ (Psalm 2). The kings of the earth and the rulers of the land set themselves together and take counsel together – against the LORD and against His Anointed. (Psalm 2).
We must remember who the LORD is? Have you never heard Him speak? He speaks ‘out of the whirlwind’ (Job 38) – is that where you are in this present moment? He speaks ‘out of the whirlwind’ when you don’t know which way is up, when you have no footing for your feet, this is where He speaks! “The LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:1,2).
“WHERE WERE YOU?...(Job 2:4, emphasis, mine!), “Where were you – when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined the measurements? Surely you know!” (Job 38:5).
What are the thoughts of many a ‘learned’ man? “Isn’t this the ‘Information Age’? Can’t ‘Science’ answer the hard questions? “Surely ‘we’ KNOW better than to seek an OLD Book! How can you believe such things! That’s just a ‘religious Book!” “This is the ‘PROGRESSIVE AGE!” The opinions of man are endless! But God’s word speaks, the One who laid the foundations of the earth, (whether you believe it or not), He WARNS:
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 16:25).
“The kings of the earth and the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords form us.” ( Psalm 2:2,3, New King James).
“He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: The LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath…”(Ps.2:5).
Can you imagine this? The LORD ‘shall speak to them in His wrath’…
“AND distress them in His deep displeasure…” (Psalm 2:5).
(Can we imagine what this will look like?) Perhaps we look NOW what side we are on!
Just like in Job, when God spoke ‘in the whirlwind’, the ‘counselors’ had nothing to say! The very loud noises that are messing up the air waves these days, might just be made to ‘be still:” “BE STILL and know that I am the LORD…”(Ex.6:7).
IF GOD is God and His word is Truth, (as it is told to be), God SPEAKS – Amplified: “He speaks to them in His deep anger, and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying, Yet I have anointed [installed and placed] My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion. ” (Psalm 2:5,6).
“I will declare the decree of the Lord; He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You. [Hebrews 1:5;3:5,6; IIPeter 1:17,18]. “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession.” Psalm 2: 7,8).
“You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potter’s ware. [Rev. 12:5; 19:15].”
This is the word of the LORD! The ‘fear of ‘this’ LORD is the ‘beginning of wisdom!'(Proverbs teaches us!)
The LORD speaks more: “Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits, with trembling [lest you displease Him]. (Psalm 2:10,11).
(What is sad, is many of the ‘kings’ do not ‘believe’ God’s word…but there will be a day when they DO!, the Bible tells me so).
…there is more: ” Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity] lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. ” (Ps. 2:12).
Just in case there is ANY confusion, the Son of God is Jesus Christ.
” O blessed-happy, fortunate and to be envied – are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!” (Ps. 2:12).
I think perhaps it would be wise to be on the ‘blessed and happy and fortunate’ side of God’s laughter! What about you?