"Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? 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!” (Psalm 2:1-3)
The world is in rebellion against God. Many people have devoted their lives trying to disprove there is a God. They also want to ignore that His Son, Jesus, died for our sins. Much has been presented to discredit God. Even in the household of faith, we find people who “water down Scripture” in order to feel better about their own personal sins.
There has always been much opposition to Christ. We see it clearly in the world in which we live. The Jesus presented in Scripture is not the Jesus presented in the world today. The world would have us to believe that Jesus is only about love and toleration. Their philosophy is that Jesus loves us and wants us to be happy. They want to ignore that Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
They don’t understand that true happiness only comes from a “saving knowledge” of Him. In other words, it is through repentance and faith that we can know Jesus as our personal Savior. It is through surrendering our will to Him that we can find joy and fulfillment in our lives.
We live in a day when the prevailing philosophy is, “Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us.” People want to be free to do what they wish without any restraints. God’s Word says that is impossible. It won’t work. We have a sinful nature that needs to be restrained. However, the world is always in a “deceptive dance with Satan” to get rid of all restraints.
We see a disturbing picture of the world in which we live. There is confusion, corruption, compromise, and indifference. God has given us laws to follow. Keeping the laws will not change us spiritually. It does not give us salvation. That only comes through Christ. However, adhering to the laws of God will enable us to avoid problems and consequences from embracing sin. ~by Karen Scott
[Karen Scott is a minister's wife, mother, homemaker and lives in Georgia. She is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and writes devotionals to honor God from a discerning mind and loyal heart.]