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Q and A-Why Do The Nations Rage?

June 8th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “Why do the nations rage?”

This question is raised in Psalm 2.

Verse 2 offers the response to this question. This is what the New Living Translation says, “The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.” They cry, “Let us break their chains, and free ourselves from slavery to God.”

There is a prophetic picture here showing what happens when the leaders of the nations rebel against the authority of God. There is a surge of anger, and that anger is directed against God. What they think leads to freedom actually takes their rage to a boiling point. God responds with His rebuke and terrifies the nations with His fierce fury. He will not be mocked or dethroned.

Psalm 2 can help us avoid this fate by responding favorably to the Lord’s authority. Verse 11 says, “serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.” Verse 12 adds, “What joy for all who take refuge in him!”

Under God’s authority, there is joy, peace, and liberty in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk