And you don't want to meet him when he's angry

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:09 -- James Oakley

I feel prompted to post part of Psalm 2 this morning

1 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
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 burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

We Christians are prone to believe the claims that others make - that they have absolute power. We are prone to forget how the world is really ordered, and who truly rules. For political leaders to push along this path will never end happily for them.

No matter what political leaders do, history will end happily for the people of God who love the Lord Jesus and his ways. So happily, we'd hardly believe it if we were told a hundredth of it.

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