In the News today we have Kim Jong-un in North Korea and Hassan Rouhani in Iran who want more destructive power. Harvey Weinstein is in trouble because he pursued sexual power, athletes are “taking a knee” because they hope to attain the illusive power of influence, and Hillary Clinton is constantly clamoring to keep herself in the public eye (no matter how bad she looks) just to retain any sort of power that she can get at all. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, said Lord Action (1834-1902: Historian & Politician) and he was right.
The Psalmist wrote: Why do nations conspire and the people plot in vain? (Psalm 2:1-4) Nations make plans to rule and subdue and people plot out their goals and plans as they move through life. It is good of course to have a plan as a country and as a person but if the Lord is not included in those plans and if He is not exalted in your living then surely you plot in vain. In other words it is an absolute waste of time, because when we walk out of step with God’s will we are headed for a fall. Only God can truly establish our plans and pride comes before a fall. Proverbs 16:1-4, 9, 17-18
Today, as in the past, there are nations and people who rise up and band together to form allegiances that are against the Lord. This can be as blatant and world renown as The leaders of North Korea and Iran plotting against the United States and Israel or as seemingly insignificant as the forming of businesses, internet sites, or group meetings. The bottom line is this: God laughs (scoffs) at such godless plans. How stupid man is to think that at any level he can surpass the sovereignty of the maker of heaven and earth. Satan attempted this very thing and God cast him down. (Isaiah 14:12-14)
In regards to the Psalm that king David wrote in relation to those who plotted against his kingdom, he understood that God had placed him in authority. “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain…” Psalm 2:5-9 In fact, king David wrote that God called him “his son” and that God was his “father”. David went on to pen that the nations would become his inheritance and the ends of the earth his possession. As he concluded his poem or song he instructed kings to be wise and warned. “Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate His rule with trembling.” Celebrate whose rule? God has determined who will sit in governments and it was King David who reigned for a time in Zion, but it is God’s son, Jesus Christ who will reign forever and ever. Revelation 11:15 Every knee will bow before him Romans 14:10b-11. It is Jesus alone who will judge all! John 5:22
I doubt that king David understood the prophetic message he wrote out in the last verse of his sonnet. “Kiss the Son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” It was God who wrote Psalm 2 and not David. His days would pass but the Word of God would stand forever! What David thought was a catchy phrase to elevate his rule was really a prophetic message for every human being to follow. The messianic implication of this passage is not to kiss king David but to “kiss” the Son of God, Jesus Christ. For It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God! Hebrews 10:30-31
People of the earth listen well. There is only one who is all powerful and is not corrupt. Only one who’s judgment and wrath is exceeded by His grace and mercy for those who repent. As the proverb says: “Fear is only the beginning of wisdom Proverbs 1:7 Kiss the son while there is time. 2 Peter 3:9-10
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