Psalm 2, Rebellion Will Always Fail
1. People Always Desire To Rebel Against God (v1-3)
2. God Is Not Threatened By Rebellious People (v4-6)
3. God Has A Plan To Break Every Rebellion (v7-9)
4. God Lets People Choose To Rebel Or Submit (v10-12)
Psalm 2, Rebellion Will Always Fail
Psalm 2, Rebellion Will Always Fail
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Last week I shared a little bit about speed limits and used that as an illustration to remind us of the importance of.
Understanding a little bit of the context as we're reading through the Scriptures and that is critical, of course, as we open up the word of God, especially so as we worked our way through the book of job and understanding the context of what's being said and who's saying it and what's in their heart and what the intention is.
Is well, that continues to be an exhortation for us as we work our way into the Book of Psalms.
The Book of Psalms is a collection of poetry, a collection of songs you could think about it as the Hebrew Songbook or the hymnbook for the Jewish people.
It was a collection of psalms, many of them written by David.
Almost half of them written by David, A few others.
Written that we know about and about 50 that are anonymous, that we don't know the author of, but all believed to be inspired by God and gathered together collected in the scriptures for us.
And yet there's great variety between them and also great variety in the the context in.
The things that are being expressed and the things that are intended for each song.
And so as we work our way as we read through the Bible in three years and are going through the Book of Psalms, I'd like to just encourage you a little bit with how to read the Book of Psalms.
And here's my exhortation to you.
Read the psalms.
Like the diary of a person walking with God, I would encourage.
You as you open.
Up the scriptures each day and are spending time in the word of God in.
This way that.
You would open up to the songs and you would kind of in your mind make a deliberate effort to think about the diary of someone who is walking with the Lord.
Each Psalm is an entry, and you know there's great variety to our days.
And so dear diary today.
This is what I'm experiencing and this is what I'm going through.
These are the things that I'm wrestling with and these are the things that I'm praying.
About and then tomorrow it might be a completely different set of experiences, a completely different set of emotions and feelings, and things that are being addressed as we live day by day in a similar way.
The Psalms are that kind of collection.
Throughout the Psalms we get to experience the full range of human emotions and experience.
We get to experience it from the author who's being open and vulnerable, and being honest with God and saying God, this is how I'm feeling and this is what I'm going through.
And it's really.
Important, I would suggest that the Book of Psalms is a great example for us.
Because it doesn't just.
Celebrate and seeing joy and Thanksgiving, although that is included and and of course that is an important part of our relationship with the Lord.
But also the psalmist is not afraid to say God, I don't understand what you're doing.
The psalmist, at various times, is not afraid to say God.
I'm really angry over this situation.
The psalmist is not ashamed to say.
I have doubts and I struggle and I I don't understand what's happening.
In my life.
You know there is.
The potential and the possibility for us as believers in our.
What you might call Christian culture?
There can be a tendency to kind of foster phoniness for.
US as believers.
Where we try to pretend like we don't feel the things that.
Are not supposed to be felt by men or women of God.
I would ask you to consider.
Do you ever feel guilty about how you feel?
Do you ever have feelings and then you kind of catch yourself having those feelings and then you feel guilty because you have now you're feeling multiple things.
Now you're feeling guilty about how you're feeling.
I would suggest to you.
You don't need to feel guilty about how you're feeling, the feelings are.
Not the issue.
It's what we do next when we have feelings that really becomes good or bad, but the feelings themselves.
They're they're part of how God has created.
Us to be.
And so the full range of human emotion is.
Part of our experience and our relationship with the Lord and the Book of Psalms illustrates that for us really well.
The Book of Hebrews, chapter 4.
The author of Hebrews tells us that we have a high priest.
Who can sympathize with our weaknesses?
Because he was in all points, tempted as we are, yet without sin.
And it provides for us this idea.
This understanding that Jesus.
Experienced the full range of human emotions.
He handled them.
Correctly, so he was without sin, but but he experienced.
He was in all points tempted as we are.
One of the reasons why the Book of Job challenges us so much is.
Even if we understand the words of Job's friends or nonsense and we kind of disregard those, we wrestle with the words of job and and it's such a challenge and and we can be kind of saying to job you're not supposed to feel that way job you're not supposed to articulate those kinds of things or or have those kinds of questions.
And there can be a danger for us as believers to have feelings that we feel guilty about or are ashamed of.
And so our answer, our resolution to try to resolve that is then to try to pretend like we don't have those feelings.
And that's never the way that God wants us to handle.
The things that we experience emotionally, internally.
Instead, God wants us to bring those things to him, and so he illustrated that with the strangest songbook you'll ever.
Find the book of songs.
A collection of psalms that go high and low and everywhere in between.
It's like the diary of a person walking with God, and so there's many times that the various Psalms will be so relatable to us and really help us.
To draw near to God and call out to God.
Depending on what we're experiencing and what we're going.
And so to give you a few examples of this, here's a quick.
So a suggestion of some of the.
Things that will experience.
As you perhaps write in your diary today, I'm feeling this way.
You know some days.
I am overwhelmed by God goodness, and you're going to find a lot of psalms that are full of praise and celebration of the goodness of God and and those psalms will resonate with you on those days and and you'll enjoy those days of God goodness.
And it's a wonderful thing.
Other days I wonder why God allows.
Afflictions or difficulties, pains or hurts heartaches in my life.
And there's a lot of songs that will.
Correspond with those emotions as well, and this almost will have to work through why God are you allowing this and and why am I feeling this way about the things that you're allowing?
Some days the Lord stirs up a a specific message in my mind, in my heart he he just overwhelms me really with something he is saying.
And some of the Psalms are just a direct revelation from God.
Many of the Psalms are what is known as messianic, where there's just these clear prophecies of the life and Ministry of Jesus and the fullness of his reign that is to come.
And so there are psalms that are just full declarations of God and and just direct words from God that are recorded for us.
On the other hand, some days.
I'm desperate for God to speak.
Sometimes I have a real sense of I know exactly what's God saying.
And other days.
Lord, why are you not speaking?
Why are you silent?
Why is it so hard to hear your voice and know your will in this matter?
And throughout the Book of Psalms will.
Be able to sing along with the psalmist.
And learn how to process those emotions and those things that we're experiencing.
Some days I need forgiveness.
And I need to call out to the Lord for the the failure that has been in my life and to invite him to work and to forgive and to transform and change me.
Other days I have a clear perspective on.
What's going on? I have God view and I I'm not swayed by life troubles and the things that are happening but I I just have a such clear grasp and and I could see things from God's perspective.
But then other days.
I feel hopeless.
And lost just completely clueless about what God wants and where he's leading and why he's doing.
What he is doing?
Some days I am full of Thanksgiving.
And justice have a great awareness of how much God has done.
And justice I'm swelling with this oh God, you're so good God thank you for what you're doing in my life and and there's psalms that go along with that.
Some days I'm angry.
And I'm angry.
At her that.
Maybe specific people, not just generally but but this person.
Oh my goodness, they make me so angry.
Again, we might wrestle with that.
I shouldn't feel this way we might think, right?
But we'll watch the psalmist walk through.
Some days of anger and hurt and struggling and.
Bitterness perhaps creeping in right that that.
Struggle that that goes on.
It's a little bit humorous to think about.
The songs where David says break their teeth in their mouth, Lord.
Like what kind of hymnal has that in it?
Can you imagine Lena with the guitar?
Break their teeth in their mouth, Lord.
Crush them down to the guns.
We might feel that, but we would not.
Typically seeing it right.
But you know?
Even those emotions and those things that we experience.
Again, it's part of the full range of.
What we experience as humanity.
And the issue is not so much the feeling it.
But how we handle it and what we do with it some days?
I have immense joy.
And some days.
I am incredibly sad.
The Psalms give us.
Great freedom to be honest.
With God to be real and genuine before him.
That whatever I'm feeling, whatever I'm experiencing.
I can bring it to the Lord.
I can be honest with him about what I'm going through and and even though I.
Don't understand, or even when I do understand, even when I know what he wants or don't want.
He don't know what he wants like I can come to him no matter what.
And express those things to him and call out to him and invite him to help.
To work to minister.
We have this great high priest who understands that full range of emotions and experiences, just like we're going through.
And so we can come to him and find help.
Strength for those times of need in our life.
General exhortation, introducing the Psalms.
Read through the Psalms as the diary of someone who's walking with God.
These are people who don't always have the answers.
These are people who do not always know exactly what God is or what God is saying, but but it's people who are experiencing life and presenting that before the Lord and learning how to respond to God in the midst of whatever they may be facing in life.
And a great example.
To be real and honest and genuine in our relationship with the Lord.
Well, moving forward this morning, I want to spend some time with you in Psalm Chapter 2, so again you can turn there to the Book of Psalms Chapter 2.
The title of the message this morning is that rebellion will always fail.
Here's the subject.
We're going to be considering here in Psalm Chapter 2.
It's one of those messianic songs, those psalms that speak of Jesus and yet also speaks of the life of David and speaks to us in our lives as well.
And especially focused on this idea of rebellion against God, we need to consider it in the life of David.
We need to consider it in the life of Jesus and we need to consider it in our own lives as well.
And so we're going to.
Four points here in Psalm Chapter 2, starting in verses one through 3 here.
Point number one.
People always desire to rebel against God.
Here's what it says in verses.
One through 3.
Why do the nations rage and the people plots a vain thing?
The kings of the Earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against his anointed saying, let us break their bonds in pieces.
And cast away their cords from us.
Here the psalmist is David.
It doesn't tell us that here, but elsewhere this Psalm is quoted in the scriptures and attributed to David.
And we find David in this case, pondering the nations.
Pondering the unbelievers, the Gentiles and.
Wondering why they work so hard?
Against the plans and purposes of God, now we don't know exactly when David wrote this song.
It could have been recorded early in his life before he was king.
It could have been recorded leader during his reign.
It could have been recorded near the end of his reign.
We don't know when the Lord stirred up this Psalm and and inspired him to write.
It down but.
Many times in many occasions we could consider in David's life where.
He was looking at the nations around, looking at the people around the people of God.
Why do they work so hard against the plans and purposes of God?
Pastor Warren Wiersbe says from the Tower of Babel to the crucifixion of Christ to the Battle of Armageddon, the Bible Records humanity's foolish and futile rebellions against the will of the creator.
All throughout history we can see that this has been a reality.
People always rebel.
There's always attempts, especially of course, by those who are not believers in the Lord, not following the Lord.
There is this great attempt to be set free.
Be from the authority.
And so it has David wondering.
Now again we don't know exactly when in David's life he was wondering this.
But we could think of some examples.
We could think perhaps of his.
Time in the wilderness.
When King Saul was trying every day to kill David.
Because Saul knew that God had anointed David to be.
The next king.
So Saul clearly knew the plan of God.
And he deliberately made decisions and set the course for his life to try to thwart that plan of God.
And perhaps David looking at King Saul, says, you know.
It's a lot like the nations that Rage Against the plan of God.
Here's King Saul plotting a vain thing, perhaps.
It happened at that time in his life that he was considering this and and reflecting on this reality.
Where it might have been after he was crowned the king of all Israel, he was king of Judah for a little bit of time, and then the rest of the the nation, the northern part of the nation.
Said we want David to be our king as well, and so he was crowned king of both the northern and southern portions of Israel.
And it was at that time second Samuel Chapter 5 records for us that the Philistines, once they heard that this took place, they set out to search for David.
And so they brought out their armies.
They brought up their military, and they were determined to take David out.
And perhaps at that time David.
Hearing of the Philistines coming out against him.
Began to wonder why.
Why do the nations rage?
Why does Philistines plot a vain thing?
God has set me up.
To be the King of Israel.
Why are they trying to prevent or stop or put an end to what God has established?
We could consider various other portions of David's life as well, but.
I think we get the idea.
He was noticing this opposition.
To the plans and the workings of God and David himself was seeking to be in line with.
And following the plans of God, but but noticing not everybody was like that.
Not everybody was desiring the will of God like he was and.
In fact, many of the people in the nations around unbelievers, ungodly people, even within the nation of Israel.
They were actively working against the plan of God even when they knew what God wanted.
And so he says in verse 2 the.
Kings of the earth set.
Themselves, they take counsel.
Together, they're plotting, they're conspiring.
Against the Lord and his anointed.
David was anointed by God to be king.
In that sense, David is his anointed here.
And there is plots and plans.
To try to take David out of this.
Role that God.
Had given to him and called him too.
Does that happen?
Why are people working this way?
There is always this in the hearts.
They always desire to rebel against God.
Well, we can also of course see that very clearly.
David is not just.
Pondering this for his own life.
But this song is a messianic Psalm in that it speaks of the Lord throughout his life and ministry.
And so we can see this in the life of Jesus very clearly as well.
In fact, this Psalm is the most quoted song in the New Testament.
Of all the other songs, 150 Psalms Psalm, Chapter 2 is the one that's pulled out of the Book of Psalms, most as the New Testament authors were right.
And so there's some examples there on the screen from Matthew, Mark, Luke, John acts, Philippians, Hebrews, revelation.
You can see this Psalm applied in all of those different cases.
And usually speaking specifically about the life and Ministry of Jesus or the future plans that God has for the reign and the Kingdom of the Lord.
In the life of Jesus you can see.
The nations rage and the people plot.
A vain thing you can see in the life and Ministry of Jesus and the Gospels or religious leaders plotting and planning and seeking to work against the plan of God in what what the Lord had apportioned for the Ministry of Jesus.
And the very crucifixion itself.
Is part of those plots and plans.
And where it seemed to be successful, they're conspiracy.
They're planning, they're they're plotting it turned out to be a vain thing.
Because on the third day.
Jesus rose from the dead.
And so even their plots and plans that they thought were against God, God turned and used for his purposes.
They thought they were breaking the bonds in pieces and setting themselves free from the authority of the father.
But instead they found themselves fulfilling the purposes and plans of God.
Of course this.
Portion looking at the life of Jesus.
Also clearly speaks to that coming period.
The tribulation, the millennial reign, the final rebellion at the end of the Millennium.
Clearly pictured here, the nations raging against God, plotting vain things, conspiring together, trying.
To put an end to the authority of God in their lives.
This has always been the case.
This will always be the case.
People desire to rebel against God.
And so we can see this in the life of David.
We can see this in the life of Jesus.
But I would also encourage you to consider this.
In your own life.
As he was walking in the plans and purposes of God.
Was the Lord's anointed.
He was the king that God.
Demonstrated over and over again, and and fulfilled by the word of the Lord.
And I would suggest to you that when you and I are submitted to the plans and purposes of God, we we can find ourselves in a similar situation and have the same kind of confidence.
And expectations as David did, and as Jesus did.
So that when I'm submitted to the plan of God, there is going to be very often opposition.
There's going to be unbelievers who rage, and people plotting vain themes.
All around, there's going to be opposition and attacks when we are submitted and surrendered to the will and the plan of God.
But when we are where God wants us to be.
We are his anointed for that place for that time.
For that circumstance we are his anointed.
Sent there for his purposes, and so it's not a surprise when there is rebellion because people always want to rebel against God.
But there's also a security.
There's also it's not a surprise any longer when we find that opposition because it's always been the case, but there's that security and knowing.
I am where God has me and where God wants me.
And so, like David, who could be assured that we'll see this as we continue on in the chapter that that God would provide, that God would protect that God would do the work that he wanted to do.
We can have that similar confidence and, and so the exhortation for us is to be submitted to the will and plan of God.
That we would find ourselves not as those who are raging against God.
But as those who are surrendered and submitted to God.
People always desire.
To rebel against God.
And the thing I would ask you to consider as we wrap up this point, but continue to work on the next verses as well is are you people.
Are you people?
Yes, you are people.
This is something important to recognize in our own selves.
People always desire to rebel against God doesn't just mean those other people out there.
I'm not just saying listen, you guys in the sanctuary you never desire to rebel against God.
It's only the people who are sitting outside.
They desire to rebel against Scott and I'm just kidding.
It's only the people who are watching online.
Those are the ones who didn't know.
All of us.
There is that sinful nature that we all must battle with, and there remains in each of us a desire to rebel against God.
I was meditating on this point.
Kind of wrapping my head around it seeking how to.
Uhm, share it with you this morning.
When I got my daily reminder on my phone.
At 6:40 AM every morning.
I get this reminder.
Be settled in God's plans.
Be settled in God's plans, and as I was wrestling with this point and thinking about it then.
The Lord reminded me with the reminder that he gave me and set up for me to remember because there's always this I need this daily reminder, because yes, I desire to rebel against God and I need to learn to be settled in the plan of God.
And I need to be reminded to be surrendered and submitted to the plan of God.
And I need to make a deliberate decision every day.
And allow and step forward.
You know, sometimes rebellion is the idea of deliberately running away from God, right?
Doing what God doesn't want.
But sometimes rebellion is not doing the things that God does want.
You could think about the prophet Jonah.
Khan said I want you to go to Nineveh, and Jonah was like no way.
I want you to go preach the Gospel and Minister, and Jonah said I don't wanna do that.
Listen, rebellion in our hearts can take the form of the the strong desires for sin that we battle and that we wrestle with.
But it can also be the reluctance to step forward to take steps of faith and to do the things that God is calling us to.
Be settled in God's plans.
People always desire to rebel against God.
It's true of the nations.
It's true of unbelievers.
And it's true of our own selves.
Recognize this battle.
You know the apostle Paul in first Corinthians Chapter 9 talked about running the race to to win the prize.
And in talking about it this way, he said, look, I discipline my body.
There's this battle that I fight.
I discipline my body so that after I have competed, I may not be found to be disqualified.
That I have to deliberately work hard.
To be submitted to the full plan and purposes of God.
Because there is.
A sinful nature that desires to compromise that desires to take a different path that desires to.
Be light on the things that God wants me to be strong on and to be strong on the things that God wants me to be light on.
There is a need for us to discipline ourselves.
People always desire to rebel against God. We're moving on to the next couple verses. Here's point. #2. God is not threatened by rebellious people.
Notice the contrast here is all of humanity always desiring to rebel against God.
And God is not afraid.
God is not intimidated.
He is not threatened even if all the nations conspire and join.
Even if seven people or 7 billion people link arms and joint forces.
To try to.
Defeat the plans and purposes of God.
God is not threatened.
By rebellious people, verse four says.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh.
The Lord shall.
Hold them in derision.
Then he shall speak to them in his wrath, and distressed them.
In his deep displeasure.
Yet I have set my king on my holy Hill of Zion.
The first couple verses describe.
Nations coming together.
And and there is thought to be this great.
Power, you know when.
People of the world are united, and the more people that we get united, the stronger we are and you know we're unlimited in that way.
Maybe a great showing of strength.
From our perspective here on Earth.
But from the perspective of the one who.
Sits in heaven.
He just laughs.
He just laughs.
Not in a comical way as much as a.
It would kind of be like.
Me challenging Harvey to a cook off.
You hear how you laugh right now.
You see what he just did.
We didn't coordinate that.
He just genuinely laughed.
Because of how bad of a cook I am.
Like there's no contest.
I could be really, you know.
Proud I could be really firm.
I could draw up a big crowd around me and Harvey would just laugh like you are not going to out cook me, Jerry.
No matter what we do.
Be successful in our plans and purposes against God.
How did this look in the life of David as he's writing this on what's on his mind and what's on his heart again?
We don't know exactly when he wrote this or when it was on his mind, and perhaps it was something that God brought back multiple times, but.
Picturing David out in the wilderness being chased by sold day by day.
Remember, even as he would describe it, that there were so many days that there was just a step between him and death.
In the intense plotting and planning of salt against David, the Lord's anointed.
David was freaked out.
David was stressed out.
But God wasn't.
He wasn't trying to figure out how are we going to preserve David in the wilderness.
How how are we going to be able to make this happen?
Where where he gets to take the throne and God was?
All of Saul's plans and plots, and conspiring.
Didn't threaten God or his plans or purposes at.
After Saul's death.
David did not immediately become King, there was.
First, the appointment of ISHBOSHETH.
There was an attempt.
To not make David King by the people plotting vain things, even though God had anointed him to be the next king.
There was still some floodings and plantings of people that had to be worked out and God wasn't threatened.
Then later there was a time where the Southern people decided we do want David to be king. We recognize God's anointing in his life and so they anointed him king.
But the northern Kingdom said, no way we're not going to make him king.
He's not going to be king over us.
Nope, we're still going to resist and rebel against the plan of God.
Later on they came to their senses. They submitted to God's plan and they anointed him king and then again, that's when the Philistines said, no way, we're not going to allow David to be king over Israel.
And twice they go out against.
David twice the Philistines.
Seek Davids life and go out to battle against him and twice.
God delivers the philistines into his hand in miraculous ways.
Second Samuel Chapter 5 you can check that out.
Miraculous ways God says no problem.
We're not threatened by the Philistines.
They've got advanced weaponry, superior numbers.
No big deal.
We're not threatened by that.
He who sits in heaven in the heavens shall laugh.
And he'll say in verse six I have set my keeing on my holy Hill of Zion.
You cannot defeat my plans and purposes.
Is my king for the Nation of Israel?
Later on, Absalom, his son and hit the fell.
Plots and plan and conspire.
Try to overthrow the Kingdom and take it for themselves.
God just laughs.
Even when David marches out of the city and is on the run again.
God's not threatened.
And David just submits himself to God's plan. God, if you want me back on the throne, you'll do that. That's your business.
David, in his later years had many battles with the surrounding nations, bringing them into submission to the Nation of Israel.
They didn't want to be submitted.
But what did God say?
I have set my king.
On my Holy Hill of Zion.
My throat still crazy, I apologize.
Again, thinking about this in the life of Jesus.
The plots and plans of the religious leaders.
The plots and plans of Judas.
God was not threatened.
Not stressed out wondering how are we going to make this work?
Looking forward to the future, the Tribulation, the final rebellion.
God is not stressed out.
But Russia is so powerful in China, you know, how are we going to handle this huge threat?
God doesn't have that same perspective.
He says I've set my king on my holy hill.
Jesus will be victorious.
He will rule and reign in Zion guaranteed.
God is not threatened no matter how many nations, no matter how many people gather together and try to defeat his plans.
And so we can see this in the life of David.
We can see.
This in the.
Life of Jesus.
Again, we should consider it also in our own lives.
When we are submitted and find ourselves in the the plan and purposes of God.
It does not matter who around us is, plotting and conspiring against what God wants.
And we can have this great confidence that God just laughs.
At those threats.
There's no competition and nobody can defeat.
What God wants to do in your life, as you're submitted to him and as you walk with him.
Nobody can overcome God's plans and purposes.
He says, look.
I've set my king on my holy hill.
I've established my plans and my purposes.
And nobody can counter what God wants to do in your life.
As you walk with him and are submitted to him.
There's that confidence that we can have in the plan of God and the purposes of God.
Outside, if we're not submitted to the plans of God, then that's a whole different story.
It changes the scene entirely.
But when you know you are where God wants you to be.
There's there's such a peace and rest that you can have even in the midst of turmoil, and even in the midst of nations raging.
Because, you know?
God says I've set my king on my holy Hill of Zion.
I've set this person I've set you here in this place.
That really outlines for us and highlights again the need for us.
To be hearing from God about the decisions we make about the courses that we take and about the things that we do.
That we don't just do what we think is best, so we don't just do what you know, I think.
Is right but.
But that I find out, God, what do you want?
In my life, what do you want in my work?
What do you want in my home?
And as I find that out, his plans and his purpose, I submit and I surrender.
To his will.
And there's this great peace that we can have.
Where God laughs.
At those who would oppose his plans as we are settled in what he has for us.
But again, I would caution us to consider.
Because we don't always find ourselves submitted to the plan of God in our lives.
Even though sometimes we know the plan of God.
We know what God says about.
How we are to behave in our marriage?
But we decide I don't like that idea.
I don't want to behave that way.
I'm going to do something different.
Perhaps we know what God says about.
The workplace activity that we are to be engaged in.
But it's so fun to be engaged in different things.
It's quite enjoyable to pursue other things and, and so I want to be involved in those things that we are still people, and we still desire to rebel against God.
There still has to be this watchful eye that we have where we check ourselves in.
Consider am I submitted.
To the plan of God.
Because listen if I'm not submitted to the plan of God, then God sitting in the heavens is laughing at me.
Where I'm saying God.
I'm not going to do what you have said.
I'm going to figure out a way.
Refuse this, but still be blessed.
I'm going to figure out a way to follow you on all the other aspects of my life.
But this area I'm not going to surrender to you.
We're not ready to completely rebel against God and run away from God, right?
But there's this this aspect of our life that I just I can't do that.
I can't let that go.
I can't surrender.
To you in that area, I can't.
Trust you with that.
And there is.
In that area of our life.
Some plots, some plans, some conspiring and raging against.
The plans and purposes of God.
Understand that God has set his king.
Upon the Holy hill.
There is no.
Rebellion that you can get away with in your life.
And there's no negotiating.
Well God, I'll serve you in this way if you'll allow this, you know, in my life if you'll let me get away with this, then I'll.
I'll give extra, I'll serve more.
I'll do different.
There's no negotiating.
There's no threat, there's.
There's no way that we can get around this reality that we must.
Bring ourselves to a place of submission to the plan of God.
Wrestle with this reality of rebellion in our hearts.
And come to the place.
Where we're willing to lay down our own will and submit to the will and plan of God while moving onto verses 7 through nine point. #3 God has a plan to break every rebellion.
God's not threatened by our rebellions.
He's not concerned about whether or not he can accomplish his plans.
In fact, he has a plan.
To bring every rebellion to an end, verse 7.
I will declare the decree the Lord has said to me, you are my son.
Today I have begotten you.
Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance and the ends of the earth.
For your possession, you shall.
Break them with a rod of iron.
You shall dash them to pieces like a Potters vessel.
Again, considering the life of David.
We understand that God anointed him to be king.
And although there was plots and plans.
Against David and to try to prevent David.
From being king, there was rebellions against the plan of God in trying to keep David from taking the throne.
God had a plan for all of those rebellions for the rebellion of Saul.
God knew exactly how to break that rebellion.
For the rebellion of Absalom for the rebellion of the Philistines for the rebellion of the Ammonites and Moabites for the rebellion of of all of these who came against.
The plans and purposes of God of having David on the throne of Israel at that time.
God knew exactly what needed to be done and was capable of fulfilling his plan.
The Lord has said you are my son.
Today I have begotten you.
Now here we clearly see the reference to Jesus, right?
Before we get there.
God speaking to David says you are my son.
And today I have begotten you.
What day the day he was born?
This idea of begotten him is when David stepped into that role that God had given to him when he was crowned king.
Pastor Thomas Constable puts it this way.
The Today in view is not the day of David's birth, but his coronation.
The day that he became God's son by becoming king, God begot David in this metaphor, not by creating him, though he did that too.
But by setting him on the throne.
This idea of begotten it's it's when David.
Stepped into that role that God had been working him and planning for him and placed him in.
And in a similar way, God promised David descended second Samuel Chapter 7.
David, you're not going to build my house, but your son.
We'll build my house.
And your son, his Kingdom will be established.
Verse 14 of Second Samuel 7.
I will be his father, and he shall.
Be my son, God says.
There was the promise of God to David's descendants.
They would be the son of God.
And so in that way, David is the son of God, not like Jesus was in the same way, but in a similar way that he was in that role that got it apportioned for him.
In that role, David could ask.
For his inheritance.
God says everything that I've given to you.
Is your possession.
The nations that David conquered.
Were part of the inheritance that God had given to the Nation of Israel.
And so God says, ask.
Receive the inheritance that I've given to you, David.
You're gonna be victorious, you're.
Gonna break them with a rod of iron and.
Dash them to pieces.
Like a Potters vessel.
It's that weird little just scratch, like right there.
God has a plan to break every rebellion.
Against Jesus again it pictures the tribulation.
That final rebellion.
There's going to be many attempts to overthrow the plans and purposes of God.
But Jesus has the only begotten of the father.
His inheritance is literally all nations.
All people God has given them all to him and he will rule them with an iron fist.
I think I just need to give .4.
And wrap it up OK.
God lets people choose to rebel or submit.
The choice is ours.
He makes his plans.
He establishes his purposes.
Now therefore, be wise, O kings.
Be instructed you judges of the earth serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Bless that are all those who put their trust.
God has his plans and purposes.
He will accomplish his plans and purposes.
And the choices are is whether or not will be submitted to that and enjoy the blessings of it, or whether or not will be like the nations that Rage Against him.
He says kiss the sun.
Lest he be angry.
It's the picture there of.
Kind of like the kissing the ring.
And saying OK, I surrender.
I recognize you as Lord.
And I submit to your plan.
David lived his life this way. He was a man after God's heart.
Not a perfect man, but a man who pursued the heart of God and desired to know God to walk with God and be submitted to the will of God.
Jesus is presented to us.
As the choice as the solution.
As all the nations rage and try to defeat the plans and purposes of God, Jesus is the solution for forgiveness.
For Grace and mercy, for right standing with God.
He will rule in rain, but there is the option.
You don't have to suffer his wrath.
You can kiss the sun.
And experience his blessing.
Blessid are all those who put their trust.
For our own lives.
God lets you choose.
To rebel or submit.
And I would encourage you to think about.
And all the different aspects of your life, you know, sometimes we're really good at compartmentalizing.
And we'll say, of course, I'm submitted to God.
Didn't you see me at church on Sunday, right?
But what about Monday is Monday submitted to God?
And the conversations that we have, the activities that.
We're involved in.
You cannot rebel against God and succeed.
You cannot be victorious in any plan or purpose against God.
You cannot get away with sin.
You cannot get away with doing something that God doesn't want.
You can't get away with avoiding something that God has called you too.
And it's better for you.
The sooner you realize it.
Than to God's plans and purposes.
And to let him be the Lord of your life, because anything you try to do against God against his plans and anything you try to get away with.
Rebellion will always fail.
I want to finish up with this quote from Charles Spurgeon.
He says to a graceless neck.
The yoke of Christ is intolerable.
But to the saved Sinner it is easy and might we may judge ourselves by this.
Do we love?
That yoke? Or do we?
Wish to cast it from us.
How do you feel?
About the yoke of God.
Does it frustrate you in some ways?
Wish I don't want God to do this.
I don't want this way.
I don't want this in my life.
I don't want to do that to that person.
I don't want to be that way.
How does the yoke of Christ feel?
If you're finding it rough.
Challenging and tolerable.
Recognize the heart of rebellion that is there and repent.
Because Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light when you.
Surrender to me.
Yeah, I have a plan and I have a purpose and I've called you to it and you have to walk in it.
But it won't be intolerable.
My yoke is easy and my burden is light.
But I pray that you would.
To be conscious and aware.
Of where we.
Are tempted to be in rebellion against you.
Lord, we see this of the nations we see this of the world around us.
In our society, great rebellion and trying to throw out your plans and what you have said and.
What you have decreed, even on the most basic things.
Or there's an attempt to get rid of your authority in all of our lives by the world around us.
But Lord, help us to recognize that that rebellion will fail.
You're not threatened by it.
And you will bring about truth and righteousness in your time and in your way by your plan.
And so it would help us to recognize that.
And to not be part of those who would fight against it.
To not be deceived.
Even like the enemy, thinking that we can get away with something that we can accomplish, something that we can have it both ways.
Compromising in some fashion would help us.
To come to terms with the reality.
You know all things.
You're going to make all things right.
And you call us in every aspect in every area of our life.
To be submitted and surrendered to you.
It sounds like a heavy yoke.
But Lord, when we put it on.
We find it light.
It's a joy.
To serve you.
To love you.
To experience a walk with you that comes.
From a desire.
To glorify you with all that we have help us God.
To recognize the rebellions and to turn to you with all of our hearts.
I pray this in Jesus name.