Psalm 2 and today’s politics
Perhaps the 2nd Psalm might help Christians to feel a bit less angst and worry over the political times we face. There is no need to take sides of either Democrat or Republic, Independent or Libertarian. There is only one side that you need to take: God’s side. And once you are on God’s side, you just need to step back and let God handle it.
The 2nd Psalm was NOT written about the political race for President of 2016 or any other race for that matter. It is a Psalm about God putting His choice for King on the throne and how it will happen (did happen, actually) regardless of what the leaders and rulers think or want.
We simply need to have Faith that God will cause things to unfold in a way that brings glory to His name. This will allow us to live our lives in the same way…for His glory. We might feel one candidate over another should be in the White House (and yes, I do have my opinion) but in the end, the job I have in this world is to praise God not protest one party over another.
The Church thrived in peace and it thrived (perhaps, even more) under persecution. We might think we know best but I KNOW that God does. We can pray for our hearts desire and even plead with the Lord for a specific outcome in politics but we should live our lives with the calm assurance that having pleaded our case to God, we then can go about the business of things which we can affect.
God will take care of the things we cannot control and unless you can pick up the phone, call the President and have him take your call, you have no major control in politics. Cast your vote and get on with the business of serving your King.
The sermon on Psalm 2 is here, if you would like to hear it.