1Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?2The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,3“Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”4The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.5He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,6“I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”7I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.8Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.9You will break them with a rod of iron ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”10Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.11Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.12Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Beloved, does it surprise you that our world fits so well in the first verse? Why do the nations conspire and people plot in vain? Tonight on Sixty Minutes, children in North Korea trained as five-year-old to hate United States American Citizens. We know that there will be rumors of wars and there is much unrest in the Middle East.
God states, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” “You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask me and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”
Beloved, we know how the story ends. The advice to the kings, “Be wise, be warned, you rulers of the earth. The advice in each of us in verse 11, “Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.”
Father God, You are the alpha the omega, the beginning the end, you are in charge and you have the last say. Lord, please protect each one of us. Help us with wisdom. Help me celebrate your rule through sovereign people placed in my life. You are our Abba Father. In Jesus name Amen.