Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
Every time you and I fill our cars with gas, we are unwittingly helping finance the most accelerated and massive military buildup in the world today as the Arab nations of the Middle East build up their arsenals and armories, and, of course, they only really have one enemy—the little nation of Israel, so narrow that an F-16 can fly across it in seconds.
There is a worldwide rebellion against submission to the Lordship of Christ, and that same rebellion cuts through our own hearts.
THE CURE FOR TURMOIL Psalm 2 Today I’d like to begin a series of message from the largest and longest book of the Bible, the book of Psalms.
But I’d like to picture it, not as the large Hebraic hymn book that it is, but as a little medicine shop, filled with 150 bottles of ointments, creams, tonics, and medicines for whatever afflicts the soul.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. This is one of the easiest Psalms to study because it clearly divides into four parts: Verses 1-3; verses 4-6; verses 7-9; and verses 10-12.
Introduction - Robert J Morgan is the teaching pastor at Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and is well known for expository messages that are rich in excellent illustrations of Biblical principles.
These sermons are older messages preached on various passages in Psalms.
Four stanzas of three verses each, and every stanza has a different speaker. The World Speaks—Key Word: Plotting In the first stanza, the world is speaking and the key word is "plotting." Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
"Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters." In other words, the world is in turmoil for one very simple reason—the world is in rebellion against God and against His Anointed One.
Now the phrase "Anointed One" in verse 2 is a critical term.