"Why Do The Heathen Rage?"
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
November 5, 2017
Central Passage
Psalms 2:1-12
AM Sermon


            A.        God has always given His best to mankind; James 1:17

                        1.         He gave Adam a garden home; Genesis 1:29

                        2.         He gave His only begotten Son for our salvation; John 3:16-17

            B.        Man has not always appreciated God’s gifts:

                        1.         Judah and Israel often turned her back on God; Isaiah 1:1-9

                        2.         Jeremiah wrote; Lamentations 1:3-4

            C.        Judah raged against God and His word; Isaiah 30:9-13

            D.        The psalmist asked the question “Why Do The Heathen Rage?”


I.          GOD KNOWS THE HEARTS OF MEN: Psalm 1:6

            A.        God’s desire is that men trust in Him; Proverbs 3:5-6

                        1.         Heed His instruction; Psalm 2:10; II Timothy 2:1-2

                        2.         Serve Him with reverence and godly fear; Psalm 2:11; Hebrews 12:28

            B.        God receives the righteous but condemns the unrighteous; Proverbs 24:12

                        1.         God sent His only begotten Son to save mankind; Psalm 2:6-12 (7, 12)

                        2.         The righteous will embrace the will of God; Psalm 2:11-12

                        3.         The unrighteous will be condemned; Psalm 2:9


II.        “WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?” Psalm 2:1

             A.       They have set themselves against God; Psalm 2:2-3

                        1.         Israel did not want to hear the word; Isaiah 1:4

                        2.         They want to throw off His authority; Psalm 2:3; Matthew 28:18

             B.        Many in our modern world have followed this evil practice:

                        1.         Some say, “It doesn’t matter what you believe”; II Timothy 4:2-4

                        2.         Others “pervert” the truth and make God a liar; Galatians 1:6-7; I John 1:10

                        3.         Many prefer lies over revealed truth; I Timothy 4:1-2; John 8:32

            C.        The word reminds the heathen of their sin; Romans 3:23; Romans 7:7

            D.        Because they will answer to God; II Corinthians 5:10



            A.        Without God a man focuses on himself alone; Luke 18:9-16

            B.        Peter pointed out; II Peter 3:16

            C.        Will you put your trust in the Lord and be blessed eternally? Psalm 2:11-12