Psalm 2:4-5 “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath, saying, ‘I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.’”
The nations conspire, the peoples plot, the kings take their stand, and rulers gather together, all because we live under the misguided idea that we have ultimate power. We have this idea that we are in charge. We are not. Rulers, monarchs can sit on their thrones here on the earth. God rules from heaven. He sits on THE throne.
God rebukes in His anger and terrifies in His wrath because He has installed HIS KING and we have ignored, mocked, plotted against, and taken our stand against Him.
A good question to ask is why does He even allow us to exist?
The answer can only be His great grace.
Lord, thank You that in my foolish wanderings, my feeble attempts to gain status and power and prestige, You show me grace and patience. I don’t want to see the side that rebukes in anger or terrifies in wrath.