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Faith or Opposition

Psalm 2:
1 Why do the nations rant?   Why do the peoples rave uselessly?
2 The earth's rulers take their stand;   the leaders scheme together against the LORD and against his anointed one.
3 "Come!" they say.
"We will tear off their ropes and throw off their chains!"
4 The one who rules in heaven laughs;   my Lord makes fun of them.
5 But then God speaks to them angrily;
then he terrifies them with his fury:
6 "I hereby appoint my king on Zion,  my holy mountain!"
7 I will announce the LORD's decision:
He said to me, "You are my son, today I have become your father.
8 Just ask me, and I will make the nations your possession;
the far corners of the earth will be your property.
9 You will smash them with an iron rod;
you will shatter them like a pottery jar."
10 So kings, wise up!   Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the LORD reverently  -  trembling, kiss his feet
12 or else he will become angry,   and your way will be destroyed because his anger ignites in an instant.
But all who take refuge in the LORD are truly happy!
(Common English Bible)

The prevailing atmosphere in the earth toward God and toward His Anointed, the Lord Jesus Christ, is one of refusal and complete hostility.
The reason for this is that human beings find that the boundaries God sets for our life are too restrictive. (Psalm 2: 3)
Therefore they make plans to cut their boundaries and set themselves "free".

The problem is that people find that they cannot stand alone as individuals against the boundaries of God, so they must join together in nation groups in order to accomplish this. They must also force those who wish to stick within God's boundaries, to look stupid in order for their actions to sound like a good norm for society.

The Apostle Paul explains it this way
in his letter to the Romans, chapter 1:
18 God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodly behavior and the injustice of human beings who silence the truth with injustice.
19 This is because what is known about God should be plain to them because God made it plain to them.
20 Ever since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities - God's eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made.
So humans are without excuse.
21 Although they knew God, they didn't honor God as God or thank him. Instead, their reasoning became pointless, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 While they were claiming to be wise, they made fools of themselves.
(Common English Bible)


However, God has set His King, the Lord Jesus Christ, in His holy hill (Psalm 2: 6).
His instruction to His King is this:
   Just ask me, and I will make the nations your possession;
   the far corners of the earth will be your property.   (Psalm 2: 8)

By dying on the cross and coming back from the dead, Jesus Christ has asked for the nations. He is right now in the place of highest power and authority claiming people out of every nation to belong to Himself.

That is why today YOU have the ability to make that choice to put absolute trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you do that, you then belong to Him and His promise comes to surround your life. This is His promise to all who trust Him:
But he blesses and protects everyone who runs to him.   (Psalm 2: 12)

Prayer:
Father Almighty, today I choose to rest my full trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, Your King, who died and came back from death, so that I can belong to You.
I ask that You surround my life today with Your promise of blessing and protection,
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Amen.


New inspiration tomorrow, God willing.
See you then!