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(Missional) Psalm 2


How does God respond to the “raging nations?” Continuing from yesterday’s post from Psalm 2, the Psalmist writes, “But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury. For the Lord declares, ‘I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem,a on my holy mountain'” (Psalm 2:4-6, NLT). God is enthroned in heaven, but not at a distance. His enthronement represents his exaltation. There are no threats to his sovereign rule, neither is He unsettled by popular opinion. God is changeless and strong, and reigns from his throne whether we acknowledge it or not. Our faith does not enthrone God. He is God whether we acknowledge Him as such.

Years ago it was popular for preachers and teachers to rail upon the people of God about the need to defend God and to defend our faith. I realize that believers certainly need to be equipped to “be able to explain” their Christian hope to those who sincerely seek to understand it (1 Peter 3:15), but at the same time God is more than able to take care of himself! God is rightfully on His throne. The raging of the nations will not diminish that fact, and our assertations won’t further establish it either.

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