“Why do the nations rage (throng tumultuously), and the people plot a vain (worthless or empty) thing?” (Psalm 2:1)
Yes, it’s summertime; and, of course, it’s the hot season of the year. But this is not what I’m referencing in my title above.
I read in The Economist (March 10, 2020) that as of 2019, there were mass protests in 37 countries. I would imagine that these have risen since that time. In addition, many who deal with Bible prophecy issues remark that never before has the entire world been in such serious trouble as today. It would take pages just to itemize happenings in this upside-down turned world that are virtually beyond repair. We’re in the vortex of a tailspin!
Some have surmised that the reason for the upturned heat is the loss of our moral compass. But morality has an Author, Jesus the Messiah, God’s Son (Proverbs 30:4 and Isaiah 9:6, 7 tell us that God has a Son)!
Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? (Proverbs 30:4)
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Our text (Psalm 2:2) gives us the bottom line for almost all of our troubles – – a categorical rejection of Jesus the Messiah by the leaders of the earth (“And the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed [the Messiah]).” And this antagonism has trickled down to the man on the street.
Millions are asking, is there any hope? as they search for a viable and permanent solution. Yes, there is! It is found in the last verse of this second Psalm, verse 12, and it is individual and personal. Let me put it in simple language: Embrace God’s Son because all those who place their trust in Him (and in Him alone) will be blest! God gave us the solution; it is up to each one of us to follow it!