Psalm 2 – Turn your back

Psalm 2 (The Message)

1-6 Why the big noise, nations? Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth-leaders push for position,
Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers:
“Let’s get free of God!
Cast loose from Messiah!”
Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing.
At first he’s amused at their presumption;
Then he gets good and angry.
Furiously, he shuts them up:
“Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet
Is spread for him on the holy summit.”

7-9 Let me tell you what God said next.
He said, “You’re my son,
And today is your birthday.
What do you want? Name it:
Nations as a present? continents as a prize?
You can command them all to dance for you,
Or throw them out with tomorrow’s trash.”

10-12 So, rebel-kings, use your heads;
Upstart-judges, learn your lesson:
Worship God in adoring embrace,
Celebrate in trembling awe. Kiss Messiah!
Your very lives are in danger, you know;
His anger is about to explode,
But if you make a run for God—you won’t regret it!

I had to sit and think on this Psalm a little but I think as most Christians read it we say, yea God get those heathens they deserve it. How often though are we the ones that are turning our backs on God. We may not do it so noisily or obviously, but that makes it worse does it not? I mean most of the time we may not even know it. God wants to be apart of your life to use you to do something. Most of the time we just live our life content in the fact that we are saved. We don’t want our pastors to challenge us, we don’t want our churches to grow and be healthy, we want good worship, but only simple and unchallanging worship, and we may say we want community but in reality we like that our small groups give a good free dinner once a week.
So here is my challenge Christian, pay more attention to how you treat God. You may be ignoring him and turning your back on him, which he may find amusing at first, kind of like when a baby starts walking and tried to do it on their own and falls, (at least I think its cutely funny). But then the kid turns into a teenager and they make the parent angry. So that is how God feels. Yes this Psalm does address the leaders that are trying to get rid of God to tell us he doesn’t exist or matter, but Christian watch your own life and how you may be coming off to God and those around you.

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