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The nations of the world are ruled by the god of this world and directly oppose God's plan. This is clearly expressed in Psalm 2:1-2: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed...." What are they raging about? What vain thing do they imagine? Verse 3 identifies their goal: "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." Their rage is directed against the fundamentals of God's law. It is His law that identifies sin. Therefore, it is only natural for the nations to try and change God's law.

Today, many actions that God considers sin have been redefined as "character deficiencies" or "mistakes," or they have been diagnosed as "sickness." One of the most fundamental laws in human history is God's institution of marriage. Today, many married couples are breaking the covenant they made before God and men, and that with the blessing of their church. In order to "avoid" the troubles that sometimes occur in marriage, an increasing number of couples are choosing to live together. Society no longer refers to this as sin, but considers it to be "normal" behavior.

The heathen nations view the law as bondage; they desire to break the bands of the law and cast away the cords that bind them to the God of creation.

How does God react to man's rebellion? "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision" (verse 4). That's a relief, at least God is not alarmed. He doesn't take the nations as seriously as we do; He simply laughs at these mere mortals who think they can rebel against Him and get away with it.

But then He gives the answer to all the problems revealed in verse 6: "Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." Therefore, the answer to this complexity of the nations lies in Zion, the little place in the land of Israel, in the city of Jerusalem. Mount Moriah is on the extension of Mount Zion where the holy Temple once stood and countless animals were sacrificed to cover the sins of the children of Israel. A little further outside the walls of Jerusalem was a little hill called Calvary. It was there that God allowed sinful man to crucify His only beloved Son. It was there that God reconciled sinful man to Himself. He didn't do it by means of a powerful heavenly host, but by a simple demonstration of humility. Jesus allowed sinful man to take His life. As a result, Satan, the great conspirator against God, committed the biggest mistake ever: For the first time in history, he caused the death of a sinless person. From there, salvation, the gift of eternal life, became available to whoever believes on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

That is one reason the nations must oppose Jerusalem. Remember, all nations are under the devil's jurisdiction. Why? Because he who sins is of the devil, and since all have sinned, all have become servants of Satan, Zion's greatest enemy.

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