Updated: Feb 23
Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
Last week we commenced our in-depth study of Psalms, beginning with the first chapter. Today, we're going to analyze Psalm 2.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
"Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us."
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,
"As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."
I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
vs. 1-6- Threats against the enemies of Christ's kingdom
vs. 7-9- Promise of Christ as the Head of this kingdom
vs. 10-12- Wise Counsel to all
Verses 1-6 outline The Futile Rage of the Nations. We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing a just & holy government. There is no success in opposing so powerful a kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and in earth, and is Head over all things. Christ's throne is set up in His church, that is, in the hearts of all believers.
Verses 7-9 outlines Christ As the Head of The Kingdom. The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. This our Lord Jesus Christ often referred to, as what He governed himself by. Christians are the possession of the Lord Jesus Christ. God the Father gives them to Him, when, by His Spirit and grace, He works upon them to submit to Jesus Christ.
Verses 10-12 outline Our Conduct in Pursuit of Salvation & Holiness. Whenever we rejoice, in our worship to God, let us do so with fear & trembling- or reverence & awe. To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom and chief interest. Unbelief is a sin. It will be utter destruction to us. Christ is the way; the only way to God. These wicked rulers neglected Christ, and they perished from it. Blessed will be those, who in the day of wrath, by trusting in Christ, have made Him their Refuge.
There will always be earthly rulers, or powers, who will consort with one another in rebellion, against the Lord, Jehovah.
These wicked rulers resent the honor, dignity and power of Jesus Christ's government. They want to live in the unbridled licentiousness of their hearts.
All will be judged, and the rebels & scoffers will suffer the manifestation of Christ's consuming anger on the great Day of Judgment. The breaking, the dashing to pieces, is a picture of eternal damnation, Rev_2:27; Rev_12:5; Rev_19:15.
As long as there is breath in one's lungs, there is always a chance for salvation. As such, these rulers of the earth should show sense, make use of the proper wisdom, learn the true understanding, which leads to eternal peace and happiness, and submit to Christ.
The day of wrath is near; and the anger of the great Judge of the world will strike the proud scorners of His grace.
It is time for all men seriously to think about the salvation of their souls.
All those who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their one Redeemer will not be put to shame, but will be safe in His love throughout eternity.
We should be mindful, aware, and vigilant, as to not become entangled in the world, or worldly matters.
There should be no rebellion in our hearts, but rather impassioned devotion to Christ.
Being in the world, desiring worldly things, and rejecting Christ, will result in eternal damnation.
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.