What is the alternative for the nations?
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.The nations need to be taught to embrace and love the Son and be brought into His kingdom. This is the task of the Church. And we can have assurance of success because the King is on His throne, and all authority has been given to Him (Matt. 28:18-20).
The nations have but two options.
31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. (Matt. 25)The task of the Church is to bring the good news to the nations so the salvation of the Lord might be known throughout.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea. (Isa. 11:9)
I agree Topcat- I am working through the Psalm and heading towards the salvific conclusion- thanks for you insights.