1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
Psalm 2:1-4, King James Version
Rage! That is a rather strong word to use, and yet that is exactly the word used in verse 1 of Psalm 2. The question is asked, Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
It is not popular to use such terminology in our day even when talking about the enemies of God. After all, people are not really all that bad, are they?
We, as Christians, need to remember that this world is a battleground between the forces of Satan and the forces of God. As a matter of fact, it is easy to see the derision that many have toward believers. Why is that true?
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.
This is not just a happy little disagreement; the enemies of God hate Him so much that they rage against Him. And, they rage against God's people as well.
How should we respond? How does God respond? God laughs! Though we may live in a battleground, the battle is already won; Christ is the victor! God laughs at the foolishness of men who think they are worthy opponents of Almighty God!
Understand then, the true nature of those who hate God, and therefore hate us as well. It is not a simple disagreement; they are in a rage.
Everything we think, say, and do is our reaction to this battle; let us go forth boldly knowing that the battle has already been won, and we are on the winning side.
God Bless You,