“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Psalms 2:1
How appropriate for this to be next in line to discuss. At the time of this post it is just a few days after the shooting spree at an elementary school in Connecticut. (As I spoke with my wife concerning this matter, of course the open realization is fresh, I reminded her that our own kids were in the same amount of danger the week before as they are now and that we need to trust God regardless.)
This Psalm opens up as many do with a question of the evil that is around! Why? writes the author, why? Why do the heathen… let’s talk about that… heathen. Defined as “one who worships idols, or is unacquainted with the true God” in the 1828 Webster. Why do you not understand that we live in a lost world and then get shocked when the lost, do lost things? Thy are lost, as in without hope of understanding, they inhabit and live within a spiritually dead body in complete darkness of truth.
YES! It is horrible that many little 5 year olds have died, but this is not the result of a nation with loose gun laws it is a result of a nation with no God, denying the very existence of a God, let alone the GOD. I have and 5 years old and she is wonderful. She is a blessing from God and I am required to be a steward with her life. She is not mine to own, she mine to manage for the glory of God. However when horrible things happen we as a nation should not declare that more control is needed, but more repentance of the sins of this nation. “If my people, which are called by name, humble themselves……”
This writer asks the question, why are there crazies in the world and he answers it like this. “Be wise now therefore…. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling” vs 8-10. So this remains to be the question floating around out there, How can this happen? How can a man enter a school and murder these sweet kids and teachers? Simple, he was a heathen that raged and did not serve the Lord with fear and trembling. He acted outside the Biblical principles of the WORD.
Why are the Christians of today so lax in witnessing? Why are we so stuck on the things of this decaying world? I challenge you to follow what is said here in Psalm 2 and “serve the Lord”.
This means just as Jesus instructed, with all your heart, mind and soul. What do you feed your heart? What goes into your mind? Is it a reflection of Christ? Does what you do and say reveal the Saviour? As for your soul, who does it belong to? Let me tell you now that Christ died for you; he loves you and wants to save you. Confess with your mouth, repent and be saved and thy entire house. If this happened to Adam Lanza, the gunman’s house he would not have killed so many.
Amen Jason, great article!