King David understood terrorism very well. He was in battle after battle for his life and his men. He defeated the terrorist Goliath. Goliath was perhaps the greatest terrorist of all time. David trusted God. That was all it took.
King David understood that the reason for all the mean plots was a failure to accept the Messiah as King and ruler of our lives. Freedom is not freedom from God. At the end of the day, we are going to serve someone. Will it be God? We can leave Jesus the Messiah but that doesn’t mean we are free. The real route to freedom is serving God. Jesus knows that the last will be first. Jesus challenges us to be a servant. Jesus knows it needs to out of love from our heart.
God’s goal: God wants to set us free. God is in a good mood. We are a people of hope.
This world, and it’s political leaders, are confused. God laughs like a parent laughs at a 3 year old who thinks they are stronger than their father. Our leaders get confused about power. The God-reality is the people are plotting in vain.
- God is God. God is in control. We have a King. Our King is Jesus. Our God is omnipotent. We must choose confidence in God. Anything else is misplaced. I love the United States of America. It is a shining light in the world. I choose to be confident in God. God has installed a King.
- God is great. God is all-powerful. God created the world with a command. We try to rebel against God. Because of our pride, we try to break free from our Master, the Messiah, Jesus. Any power we have comes through Jesus. We don’t need to fear the boasts of terrorists. God will settle the score. Goliath will fall.
- God is clear. We are to “kiss the Son”. We are to surrender fully and completely. Jesus is King of our hearts, our thoughts and our actions. Jesus challenges us to submit to his leadership daily.
King David predicted (prophesied) that the Son of God, the Messiah, would come and that he will be in charge.
We are a people of hope. We will not be terrorized. Goliath will fall. Goliath will be killed.
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against Yahweh [the Lord] and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
Yahweh [the Lord] holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
Yahweh [the Lord] said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve Yahweh [the Lord] with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
English Standard Version. (2016). (Ps 2:1–12). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.