TEXT: Psalm 2
1. IS IT A REBELLIOUS HEART?
a. The nature of the ungodly is to rebel. -vv. 1-2
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Humans are prone to resist authority. Our sinful nature, especially that of the unbelievers, keeps us from humbly accepting and obeying God's commandments. We tend to think that our own thoughts and ideas are always right. But our heart is deceitful and desperately wicked that eventually we find ourselves depending on our ways and 'following our hearts' rather than obey the Lord.
b. God hates rebellion- vv. 1-4
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall have them in derision.
The LORD finds it foolish and ridiculous to rebel against him. He not only hate but deride those who do so. Why would we rebel against someone we know is most powerful? Why would we rebel against our Creator and Savior? Why would we be foolish enough to think that lowly creatures like us are intelligent enough to be our own god? When we choose to follow our own will, we become enemies of God.
c. God hates unbelievers because of their rebellion- vv. 1-2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against his anointed, saying, the LORD against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
God hates unbelievers not because He just hates them but because they possess the qualities He hates. God hates wickedness, selfishness, rebellion, and pride and He can their hearts filled with such character.
d. God punishes rebellion.- vv. 5, 8-9
He shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in sore displeasure.
God does not let such people go to continue their wicked devices. He who is holy punishes their sins to show them that it is not the right thing to do.
2. IS IT A YIELDING HEART?
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are they that put their trust in him.
a. The act of surrender is the wisest decision a Christian can make.
b. God check the sincerity of the heart.
c. God loves the submissive and surrendering heart.
d. Trusting is an act of yielding.
e. God blesses those who depend on him alone.
Conclusion: Serve the Lord with fear and right attitude. God hates rebellion in any way but he blesses those who willingly obey.