Skip to comments.Why DO the Nations Rage?
Posted on 11/09/2008 7:42:19 PM PST by tenger
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. Psalm 2:1-2
There are many in this world who would shake their fists at God. Theyre angry. Before we become self-righteous about their anger at God, I think we need to take a close look at our house as well. Could it be that they look at us and see a lack of devotion to Christ and his teachings? Consider the areas that this might display itself.
Now, the subject of this devotion is the worlds anger at God. I not-so-indirectly-accused many of us of acting and speaking in the same way that our worldly friends would. Before we move on to other reasons why they might be angry, I think its time for the believers to closely examine our own ways and ask ourselves one question: Are we being stumbling blocks in any way for our unsaved friends: speech, manners, actions, emotions, habits, etc?
Robert Boyd Munger wrote a short booklet entitled, My Heart, Christs Home. Its still as pertinent today as when he wrote it.
Excellent!!!!! Praise God!!!!! A number of years ago I heard some ministry on those verses “why do the heathen rage?” His comment. “Because they don’t know what else to do!”
We know, “All Scripture is profitable......” and God said, “My word shall not return unto me void,.....”
If we “hid His word in our heart,” we would know what to do.
[[Could it be that they look at us and see a lack of devotion to Christ and his teachings?]]
No- it is that they ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit to confess their own sins and to accept Christ, and their hearts love the dark more than the light.
Not one of Christ’s own- His elect, will be lost- not one.
Jesus Christ is perfect. When he was on earth they raged against Him. It is because the world is twisted and evil.