Why Do The Heathen Rage?

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. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.  (Psalms 2:1-3:1 KJV)

We turn on the TV or the Internet and we see a madness and lawlessness spreading over the face of the earth.  The sons of Adam cast off the restraints of God’s Commandments, drunk with arrogance and intoxicated with lawlessness.  No longer do the wicked attempt to hide their sin.  Now they flaunt it openly and parade it down the avenues.  No longer are the agents of lawlessness confined to the underbelly of society.  Now they are as often found dressed in the black robes of justices or dwelling in the halls of government and academia.  They raise themselves up behind the pulpit and seat themselves in corporate boardrooms.  Sin is now respectable and righteousness is a reproach among the sons of Adam.

Yet the children of men grow blind to the dark cloud of wrath gathering on the horizon.  God will not be mocked. The foolish mistake the long-suffering of the Thrice Holy God for indifference to their sin. They know not that His wrath is already kindled and will soon break out as a consuming fire.  Soon they will call on the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.”

Yet God’s faithfulness, grace and love abides on all His children:

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
(Psa 91:5-8 KJV)

Therefore, let us look up, for our redemption draws nigh.

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