Why are the nations in an uproar?

Psalm 2 begins by asking this question:

Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?  –  Psalm 2:1

(It may look like two questions, but the nature of Hebrew poetry is to repeat and intensify a single idea in a couplet.  That is, whereas in English poetry the words rhyme, in Hebrew poetry it’s the ideas that rhyme.)

The psalm goes on to give its own answer to the question:

The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.  –  Psalm 2:2-4

This is what is happening today. The world is in great turmoil, but the Lord is not shaken.  Because He is not shaken, neither should we who trust in Him be shaken.

He who becomes president of our country matters to us much less than He who has already become King of the universe.

Jesus Christ reigns supreme!  Those who look to Him find refuge in any and every circumstance.


2 Replies to “Why are the nations in an uproar?”

  1. That is so true! Everyone is freaking out because of the evil in the world. I read something that is saying about one of the singer. That she is walking with a crown on her head in greek writing or Hebrew not sure but someone is saying she worship the devil. And getting all upset that satan is taken over the music industry. But I always turned to the lord and pray and I always feel peace. No matter where I am at.

  2. Amen! Be content in all situations. Jesus said, My kingdom is not of this world.
    I will state what I heard back in the Fall of 2010. I do not follow worldly politics or anything else for that matter. So upon waking and hearing these words hit my attention. We shall see if they come to pass. But I heard, ” BARAK OBAMA WILL BE THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” I wait and see if what I truly heard clearly that morning was from the Holy Spirit. The evil has always been in the world and spiritual warfare begins within flesh to spirit. No greater war than that one. For we must die. The kernel cannot bring forth fruit unless it dies. Amen. Matthew 11:29,30 Come unto me all ye that labor and Are heavy ladened and I will give you rest. take my yoke upon thee and learn of me. For I am meek and lowly in heart,and ye shall find rest into your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
    Be blessed in Jesus name. Amen.

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