by Thomas Swope

Let Us Bow Down And Worship Him
Thomas Swope
Psalm 2: 1 - 12

1 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 "Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us." 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. 5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: 6 "Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion." 7 "I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You. The nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'?" 10 Now 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.

This message is being composed during the month of October. I am sure that you know which holiday is celebrated during the end of this month. In fact, if you look up some statistics you will understand that this one day is second in merchandise sales second only to Christmas.

This one day is also a strong contention between believers. Should kids be allowed to go out 'Trick or Treating'? I think every church has this battle going on. You have those on the left that find no problem or harm with their kids participating in school events along with hitting the neighborhood for some goodies. Others on the far right find it even an abomination to even say the name of the holiday let alone offering an alternative for Christian families to participate in.

I will tell you what I believe and what I do as a church leader. For one thing, ...

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