Monday, June 23, 2008

Kiss the Son

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to fill in for a local pastor who was on a missions trip. I spoke from Psalm 2. It begins with the nations raging and rebelling against the rule of the Father and Son. Whenever I read this passage, I think of the writings of men like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Why are they so adamant against “religion?” Why are they raging against something they truly believe is myth? Except for a few who have nothing better to do, no one writes lengthy tomes decrying children’s belief in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny!

The “kings of the earth” are unaware that the Lord has established His King, the One who is truly “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” The nation’s rage cannot be matched by the rage of Lord. It’s hard to beat verse 5 in the KJV: “He shall speak to them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure.”

The only hope of relief for the rebellious nations is to do the complete opposite of what they want to do, namely submit to the rule of the Son. Salvation is all about submission to His Lordship, to His rule.

The Psalm ends with a beatitude: “Blessed are all they who put their trust in Him.”

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