What is This World Coming To?
Dr. J. Vernon McGee
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. (Psalm 2)
I like to think of the second psalm as a television program.
Several years ago, in fact, when television was in its infancy, we had a program in southern California. Since we were inexperienced with this new medium of communication, we asked a couple of Christian friends who were professionals in the field to advise us. They met with us and gave us some valuable advice.
One of the things they recommended was to use not just one camera but two cameras, because we couldn't have a smooth program with only one. Well, television has come a long way since those days. I notice some of the programs today have as many as five to seven cameras. But it was new then. We turned that over in our minds, especially after we found that the extra camera would cost $250 for thirty minutes each week. I'm Scottish, and I want to tell you, I thought that one over a long tim ...
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