Today’s Psalms presses on in the narrative of what happens to those who continue to break God’s laws:
Psa 2:3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
Psa 2:4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.
Psa 2:5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
Unfortunately, this is kind of the state of the world we are in today. God is often mocked by academics, and atheists, in fact, making fun of Christianity is one of the few things you won’t get “cancelled” for, instead you’ll be celebrated for it.
That type of thinking has permeated it’s way into modern culture, just as it was when this Psalm was originally written so many centuries ago. Back then, ancient Israel thought they could mock God, by worshipping idols, and God smashed them when He sent in the Babylonians and Israel lost everything. The same could be said for today’s mockers and scoffers at God, as the verse says, “in anger God rebukes them, terrifying them with His fierce fury”
Ironically, it is amazing how many non-believers suddenly find God when something really bad happens to them. Better to err on the side of caution, and remember that God rules the universe, we will come and go, but He is eternal and ultimately gets the last laugh. While that might seem dark to some, we should also remember that God knew we would fall short of His standard, so He sent His son into the world to die for us, so that we could be made right, but that gift is only granted to those who put their unconditional trust in Christ.