Raging Against The Lord

"Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” - Psalm 2:1-3

We live in confusing times. One of the most confusing things to some people has been the quick decent into evil and madness. The world looks to be "heading to hell in a hand basket" as they say. But are things really that different?

Look at what David says in this Psalm. He notes that the nations, peoples and kings of the earth have set themselves up against God and against his Son. This was around 3000 years ago. It would seem that not much has changed. In fact, we still ask the same question, why do the nations rage against God?

The answer is simple, but we may not like where it takes us. Sin is the obvious answer to this question. The nations rage because their hearts are captured by sin. The more daring question might be, why do I rage against God? Tougher question, but same answer.

We have been so tainted by sin and its dominance over our lives before coming to Christ, that its affects still follow after us today. There are days when our old self grabs ahold of the steering wheel and puts us into a ditch. But thankfully, God isn't waiting around the corner to tell us, "I told you so!".

God's grace covers the sin of all who follow Him. He didn't die for your sins only up to the day you were saved, he died for all of your sins. His forgiveness extends to our current and future mistakes, not just our past ones. This should bring us great comfort. His grace is sufficient for all of our sins.

Prayer - Father, on the days that my old self rages against you, please help me to walk in your grace. I know there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, so please help me to not punish myself or to try and remove myself from relationship with you due to shame. Thank you for revealing your love to me in your son. Help me to walk in the light of your word. Amen.

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