We should be free to live as we want! But there are other players in the game, and what of the Lord?
“Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”Psalm 2:3
To be free of the constraints we feel God puts on us, we make him a monster.
Why are the nations so angry? … the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.Psalm 2:1-2
Even after pushing the Lord aside, that is not enough. Our conscience gnaws at us, driving us to join the plot against the Lord. We twist his Word to justify the freedom we have taken.
“The LORD said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father.Psalm 2:7
The Lord has a different approach to our need. His name is Jesus! He invites us into relationship as adopted sons with his Son. The one he has appointed as the king we are trying to break free from.
Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.Psalm 2:8
In love, the Father offers the whole world to Jesus as his inheritance. If we relinquish our pursuit for the satisfaction that so frustratingly eludes us. If we embrace Jesus as our king, we will discover that his gift to us will be a far deeper fulfilment of desire, and a freedom to express it in love.