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The nature of man can often be summed up in the famous song, “I did it my way!” When faced with option ‘A’ or option ‘B’; most usually seek the un-offered option ‘C’. This is because option ‘C’ usually contains properties that man has created and likes in place of the given options.

God has always promoted free will choice; however, the choices are dictated for the purpose of righteous judgment. Either the creation (man) fears God and keeps His commandments (good), or he doesn’t (evil) – Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.  What is missing here is option ‘C’!

Man is not going to be able to create for himself an afterlife of hope; this is the sole prevue of God! Nor will he be able to introduce an argument or debate, because his deeds will be opened up before him and the choices he has made will testify against him.  

Early in the history of God revealing both Himself and His will for man; God constantly promoted hope for man. One of these points of revealed hope (a choice presented for us towards the direction of hope), is revealed in the Psalms.

King David, by the revelation of the Spirit of God (Acts 4:24-26), would script the second Psalm. The theme of the Psalm reveals this message hope, “The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom” or “The Reign of God’s Anointed”. 

I have always loved the language of prophecy; if you really look into it, I think you will have a new appreciation for it as well. It is never, “I might do this”, or “If everything works out ok, I will try to do this”.  Instead, it is always “I have”, “I will”, “You shall”! It is the language of certainty; literally as if it has already happened.

After establishing the fact that God will set His King on the great heavenly throne; this establishment would provide an inheritance for those who would come (Isaiah 2:2-4; Joel 2:28-32), and a standard by which those who reject this great King would find themselves at odds with their creator and on the path to perish in the afterlife (Acts 17:30-31). To this universal proclamation, David concludes his script with option ‘A’ or option ‘B’; note:

Psalm 2:10-12Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.”

The certainty of the kingdom and its King is the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus as Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36)! This is the proclamation that is to be preached to the world (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16), and for those who chose Him as their King to abide in His fellowship completely (1 Corinthians 15:58; 1 John 1:7; 2 John 9).

The choice should be abundantly clear for all!

Serve or Perish!