The scripture is from Psalms 2.
It has been 24 hours since the elections. Many decisions were made. Try to look at everything from a spiritual standpoint. It speaks a great deal about the times in which we live and where our nation and this world is headed. There is an ungluing of society. Being in the light, we are able to see what’s going on. Those who are not saved are in darkness and do not see what is happening. Wickedness, sensuality, arrogance and pride rule. Man strives to become a god. We are witnessing attempts to rebuild Babel. There is a coming apart of common sense and a coming together to build up self. This Psalm speaks the truth of the mindset of the nations. Some things are set and remain unchanged.
1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Isn’t this what we ask? Things we hear must be sifted through for truth. What we see in the leadership of the world is a lack of control in government, of the people, of nations within nations, and nation to nation. At our height of intelligence, why is it that man acts more like an animal? The answer is in the word heathen. It means devoid of God. People take God’s name in vain; they take the name of Jesus in vain. Some don’t even know who they are, but they find some sort of relief in using their names as curse words. Man cannot be God over himself. Why do we pursue vain and foolish things? All the devil has to offer are things that tickle the flesh. That’s all he has to offer. They won’t be around tomorrow. We ask why people can’t just settle down. Many are restless. There is no peace to the wicked. The Bible tells us that. As children of God, we have rest in the midst of it.
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. This is the attitude today toward the cross and the Bible. Don’t let it bother you.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. We don’t look in the right place for God. The Lord is still in the heavens. He sat down after creation. His throne is established forever.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. This is not an empty threat. We can see it coming. Mankind is turning up the dial with his sins. God will get to his “boiling point” and it will be over. He’ll end it all.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. This is who we trust. People put trust in man, in politics, in money. Our King—Jesus—is set upon a real throne, a real capitol hill. It’s called Mount Zion. Everyone that trusts in him will one day see him.
7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Without this we have no hope. Jesus is the one begotten of God, conceived in the womb of a virgin. All his promises are real. It is not vain to trust him.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. We sometimes feel like the world has hold of us. We feel plucked and knocked down. The world can tear us apart, but in the end we will stand. The Bible says the meek will inherit the earth. Long after it’s said and done, those who trust God will be standing.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. God has a rod and will make a clean sweep. In the end, he will have the last say.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Let’s be wise. Let’s be learners. In this day of confusion we can follow God’s instruction. We’ll get through even the most confusing moments.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Whatever comes, keep serving the Lord. Smile. Rejoice in the Lord.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. Jesus deserves it all. Look what he endured for us on the cross. Because of that, we have him to trust. We can lean on him. We can love him. In the old days, when a king granted audience to someone, he was allowed to kiss the hand of the king. We don’t have to kiss up to anybody down here. God will take care of us. He’ll get us through. Why? Verse 6 is the answer. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Set the king where he should be.