The heathen rage and imagine a vain thing. King David, around 3000 years ago remarked on this, and the Bible, being the Word of God, applies just as much--even more, if it's possible--TODAY!
There is nothing new under the sun.
A thousand-odd years later, Apostles Peter and John had been arrested, arraigned in court . . . condemned . . . and threatened to desist from preaching about this Jesus of Nazareth.
" 'But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name.' Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus." --Acts 4:17-18
When Peter and John returned to their people--the church members--and told them of what had happened, the group prayed and recounted Psalm 2:1 adding "the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One." --Acts 4:25-26
And so it is today. Nothing makes the wicked rage and protest . . . like the truth. And since He is the ultimate truth . . . just mere mention of His name, let alone His teachings and warnings . . . sends them into hateful, often violent, shouting frenzy.
But "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" --Isa. 5:20
I'll tell you . . . something lately I have felt in the spirit like at no other time. The kindling wrath of God.
In our city, the hapless Governor signed new legislation which would require the public schools to teach "abstinence only" in sex education classes. No more explicit discussion of sex acts, homosexuality, diverse self pleasuring practices etc.
And the capitol rotunda was filled last night with screaming, shouting, angry protesters, many who had brought their small children, to DEMAND that public schools teach the children sex explicitly, in depth and with no tinge of moral judgment.
Another story, which my wife told me she had heard on the radio . . . was about a Christian woman, an activist of sorts who speaks on the proliferation of underage sex trafficking, prostitution and the dangers of the pornography industry . . . where she was on a plane headed to attend just such a conference . . . and a fellow in the seat in front of her was looking at violent "kiddie porn" on his laptop.
The Christian woman complained to the flight-attendant . . . and . . . well, the other passengers and the flight-attendant attacked the Christian woman for complaining saying it was none of her business what the guy was looking at (though visible to all) . . . and nothing was done--the man was allowed to continue his viewing.
When I see these instances, and especially the God hating, family hating, Bible hating "liberal" faction currently raging and agitating in the public square these days . . . calling evil good . . . and good evil . . . like never before . . . I feel the wrath of God looming. One day, everyone will have to publicly account for what they have done to either STAND for the cause of TRUTH--which is Jesus . . . Or, their rebellious, violent hatred of the Lord and His people . . . will be shown and . . . they will be judged . . . according to their works and which side they stood and fought for. They know not what they do, but I pray they get a clue quick . . . for He will not tarry forever. There will be an end to it . . . and at that point, it will be too late.
Oh, how the heathen rage at such a thought! They want to spin and twist and pervert endlessly with no consequences . . . . Never do they want to account for the beast they have served.
But account they will, and WOE!
And so it must be, because God is GOOD . . . COMPLETELY, WHOLLY GOOD, so, therefor . . . He cannot truck with bad, with evil. It MUST go to its own place. And God is JUST. Absolutely just.
But in their vanity, the heathen imagine a reality where anything goes, with no justice, no accounting, which is the height of foolishness. Woe . . . to them . . . I can feel . . . hovering . . . more than ever--He has just about had a gut-full . . . of their nonsense!