This Is Jesus’ World, We’re Just Living In It
Psalm 2 is one of my favorites. This is a psalm about the rule and reign of the Messiah. This rule is contrasted with the supposed rule of the kings of the earth. The first four verses state this: Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 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 break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. The idea here is that the kings of the earth think that they are “all that and a bag of chips”. They think they have power. They think they are the top dog. They believe they are in control. But the Lord Who sits in the heavens shall laugh. The kings have no idea. They think they are the real power but they really have no power.
If we are not careful we can have this same attitude. We begin to think that we are the captains of our own ship. We wouldn’t say it out loud but we think that God should bend His will to our ways. We rage and plot but all this is in vain. God is on the throne. This is Jesus’ world. We just live in it. We don’t run it. If you realize that you have begun to feel this way, like the kings of Psalm 2, verse 11 says to serve the Lord with fear and to rejoice with trembling. This attitude puts us in the right perspective with God. God desires that we love and serve Him. Let’s realize that we are not in charge. We are not in control. But we have a God who is and unlike most earthly kings, has our best interest at heart.