Why Do The Nations Rage?

A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

This question is asked at the start of Psalm 2 and answered for us throughout this royal psalm. As Israel’s king, David frequently faced threats of invasion and violence at the hands of the enemies of the LORD. The reader is reminded in Psalm 2 that, no matter how severe the opposition may be, God reigns supreme as King over His people and all of creation. However, the significance of this Psalm extends far beyond King David and the Israelites. In the New Testament, we discover this particular psalm is frequently quoted and alluded to as finding its fulfillment in Jesus Christ, for it is said of the Son, “I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” and “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of your uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”

As we read about the recent killings in Tunisia and Egypt this should remind us that we live in a world where nations and extremists will rage but, their ultimate rebellion is against God and His truth. Therefore, during these turbulent times, let us demonstrate to the world that the King of Heaven always wins and, as believers in Christ, so do we!