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It’s A Vain Thing {2}

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Psalm two

Now based on what he had come to discover, the blessed man realizes according to the king’s law and decree, he was sentenced to death. He was not a god capable of saving himself. And no amount of righteous or good deeds could win the king’s favor. Instead, the king’s command was for him to repent, which is a complete surrender, and a withdraw from the attempt to overthrow his throne. And realizing he was powerless against the king. And that the king had the power to pardon his crimes and rebellion. The blessed man unlike the ungodly man chose to surrender his life to the King of kings.

But determined in his quest to overthrown God, the ungodly man built for himself an ungodly kingdom standing in opposition to the rule of God. His rebellion was to thread down the godly, the people that are becoming a nation unto their king. And joining himself with the nations also in rebellion, this king and ungodly man vainly plot to war against the kingdom of God and his people. And in his heart, declared,  Isaiah 14:13-14 “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.”

God then asks this question of his people, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people devise a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.” And seeing that the God of heaven is ready to forgive and will one day call for the sword against the nations. The blessed man repented of his sins, put his trust in the Lord, and so meditated on the word of God day and night that he might avoid the wrath of God against the nations.

This was the original sin, the act of treason, and the penalty for this act was death. God told Adam, “The day you eat from that tree you shall die” Adam was fully aware of the penalty that comes with breaking or rebelling against God. And being fully aware of the penalty because God had given him the knowledge to understand. Adam with the advice and support of the enemy joined in league with the enemy that he might make himself a god, by overthrowing God.

Now, realizing this is a vain attempt, and that the plan of the nations will fail. The blessed man upon receiving God’s plan to destroy his enemies made preparation against the appointed day because of the mercies of God found within the law. And the grace of God that has revealed to him the blueprint of God on how to escape God’s wrath.

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