In Psalm 2 we see:
I. Humanity's Opposition to Yahweh's rule is futile. v. 1-3
II. Yahweh's Response to Human Opposition is Decisive v.4-6
III. Yahweh Has Issued Sure Decrees Regarding his Son v.7-9
IV. Yahweh Declares the Necessity of Submission to the Son – v.10-12
Submission to the Son is the avenue of joy, please, and usefulness.
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:
Suppose you have to pack up your things, sell you beautiful house, give up your land, your garden with fresh produce, lose seeing your friends, leave your church behind, and then move to somewhere there is not even good internet connection, no fresh produce, and no security. Would you volunteer to go if asked? Suppose you have to do it to help distant relatives you don't know and don't speak the same language as they, and suppose the new neighbours hate you and everything you stand for! Would you volunteer to go? Suppose you have to do this for someone you saved your life…would you go? Maybe not!
Some Jews in the countryside who survived the Babylonian attacks, were asked to volunteer to go (with their families) to dangerous Jerusalem and settle there. Let's see how they responded.
Our headings are:
God chose the volunteers
Men honoured the volunteers
God honoured the volunteers
Our goals are:
That you will be willing to make sacrifices for the one who sacrificed his life on Calvary for you.
Christians have a newly created, creative identity in Christ and the uniqueness of each one is found in the good works God enabled them to perform for the glory of God. Our value is not in what we do or don't do, but who we are "in Christ." You are His Masterpiece.