Saturday Psalm (2)

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 2:1-6

Why do the heathen rage?  That is a good question.  Why do they rage?  The heathen do whatever they want.  They live lives completely dedicated to themselves.  They give in to whatever lusts of the flesh they have.  They have no restraint on doing whatever they want.  Yet they still rage.  They still hate God.  They still reject Him and rebel against Him.

The heathen can have and do whatever they want.  And that is the problem.  They want to go their own way and they want to reject the wisdom of the Lord, but then they get angry and “rage” when things go wrong.  Their way brings heartache and destruction, but that is the way they want to go.  And when they get to that heartache and destruction, they want to blame God for it.

One of the “punishments” of fools in Proverbs 1 is that they will “eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.”  The wicked get their own way, and it destroys them.

Why do the heathen rage?  They rage because they hate God, but there is nothing that they can do to change His laws.  They rage because they have no hope and no peace.  It is a sad existence, and one that we would be wise to avoid.

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