As the Spirit spoke the words “we win!” to me, I rested. David, inspired by the Spirit, asked why are the nations in tumult, in anger, in uproar, and why are the peoples devising a vain thing? [Psalm 2:1]
“Vain thing…” So I studied the word vanity. The implications are that our life on this earth is like a vapor ~ why waste our time on empty things, ‘nothingness,’ troubles, and even engage in wickedness? Yes, wickedness…as we succumb to division and disgusting tirades over candidates running in this soon-to-be-decided election.
David wrote: “The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed.” This is where the real battle rages. David calls to our attention that the enemy’s cords of contempt must be cast away from us. Why? “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury.” [2:4-6]
Our assurance rests in this fact: “But as for Me, I have installed MY KING upon Zion, My holy mountain.” David came into agreement with the Spirit of God and declared:”I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:”[2:7] The question is: Will we?
The Lord said: “Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thy inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession.” [2:8]
“Worship the Lord with reverence; and rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!” [2:11-12]
The Lord reigns! Thus, we win!