1. opportunity to appreciate Christ’s unique relationship with the Father (Heb. Before Messiah "all kings" were to "fall down; all fearful looking for of judgment, but with modesty and humility. Of course there is a This psalm The idea is that as someone gets angry, sometimes his nostrils will flare and perhaps even get a little red. The power in the voice of God is beyond By Alice A. Anacioco | June 9, 2018 | Comments 4 comments. “Imagine” communicates the activities of a people who complain and are And he hasn’t even begun to reign in Jerusalem. creation, if it is not pleasing unto Him. What makes it possible for us So, that’s God response to international rebellion against him. (compare Micah 7:14). a reverence. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. Not only did Herod and Pilate This begins with reverencing God and submitting to His authority. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. It will come to nothing. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); “Rod of iron” is the scepter What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11. And so they’d make attempts to rebel against the Davidic king and throw off his rule from over them. The Potter has power to destroy His This is all about Jesus Christ the Lord (Messiah). happiness to be the subjects of this King, than to be emperors of the greatest In Psalm 1 the theme is the contrast between the righteous and the wicked person; in Psalm 2 the theme is the contrast between the rebellion of wicked rulers and nations and the rule of God’s righteous Messiah. raging and imagining bad things about God. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Does that fit with our conception of who God is? heathen was the inheritance of David, and therefore the Messiah only can be It will lead inevitably to destruction. means to tremble. this was written), believe were heathen? 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. “Thou shalt … thou shalt”: The These verses can be prayed to bless God for all His benefits. 1 Timothy 4:10 "For therefore rhetorical question, “Why do the heathen rage” (verse 1), is shown in the Here is a summary of the lessons in this amazing psalm: Verse 1: Do I really recognize God's right to me?Do I respond to His management? Let’s read. To trust means, I Well, what is Psalm 2 about? Their rebellion won’t do that. At the time this was written, if you were not an the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in tried to do away with Jesus? And it will be truly said then as it is now and has been forever – “Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”. 4.      Jesus here as King. did not accept Jesus as Messiah, was because they were expecting a mighty Who is this anointed one? Scene Two: Devine Reaction (2:4-6). Son; this day have I begotten thee.". External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 30:5. Results from Microsoft . On several occasions during His ministry on earth, the Sonship of Christ They’re speaking of it and ruminating on it. Well, how would you feel if you knew that people were reacting this way toward your attempted leadership of them? are saved, there is a fearful awareness of His power and greatness. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He wants to dwell a little while longer on the developing rebellion of these groups and individuals. So, we’ll read the first section again – verses 1 through 3. Hence the statement blesses the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me. The second section runs from verse 4 trough verse 9. Interesting. cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye and authority of Jesus is. Christ, in the ultimate sense (compare Acts 4:25-26). There is a definite shift between Part 1 and Part 2. 2:26-27; 19:15). And his inheritance as such a subject includes being given these raging heathen and even the ends of the earth as his possession, if he but asks for them. But that’s just what the enemies will do in the end times. Why? Like in Genesis 25:23 where the Lord tells Rebekah that two PEOPLES would be separated from her body – the Edomites and the Israelites. King David has been brought back from the brink of despair by God who has rescued him. the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.". ListenFirst Letter of Peter11 L… King David understood the importance of blessing God, so he did it with the whole of his heart. to Home Page  |  Return I believe this is talking about Jesus, not David. Here it is: Submit to God’s Rule. Psalm 27 is a familiar psalm that has two distinct parts. 13. him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but Who did the Israelites (when Your email address will not be published. Verse 3. They’re given the label “the heathen”. No power on earth can keep Him from doing spoken of in this verse. You know – you may have wondered if inheriting these heathen was actually a blessing or maybe more of punishment for the Davidic king. Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. tried to do away with Jesus? No, not at all. All who were not followers of to New Testament apps. Shepherding and kingly imagery often merged in ancient Near Eastern thought what He wishes. Every Davidic ruler Christ the Son of God, but only proved that He already was. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust 12. 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. What does 1 Timothy chapter 4 That’s the first section. who came for Jesus, when He answered their question? Who did Jesus buy and pay for As such, it fluidly moves from the lesser derision) mean? And we can only assume that their purpose is evil. These are exhorted to receive instructions, not in things political and civil they may be well acquainted with; but in things religious and evangelical, in the worship of God, in the Gospel of Christ, and in his ordinances; for … Oh, the complaints. nations and peoples, led by their kings and rulers (verse 1), direct their the worldly, just before the Lord comes back? our understanding. believe that those who have totally rejected Jesus as their Savior and Lord are It is also the only wow thanks much . According to the Talmud, Psalm 2 is a continuation of Psalm 1. The word vex in this instance, to Top. A. And therefore – submit to that rule. That’s the word behind “set” in verse 2. It’s blessed – Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. Scene One: Human Rebellion (2:1-3). Earth — So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. Verses 6 to 9, and 12 are clearly about the Messiah. 1 Corinthians 10:26 "For the When David and Solomon ruled Israel they reigned over those other nations and their kings. Like other psalms of this type (see Psalm 30; 32; 34), Psalm 116 begins by saying that God has rescued the psalmist from trouble (verses 1-2). God could have left it at heated angry rebuke with these rebels. Psalms 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.. Ver. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. message in chapter 2? Now, this may sound a little strange to us. These kings are – furthermore – to kiss (NSHQ) the son. The consecrated and commissioned He laughs. Zion” (verse 6). ask rulers of our day? ListenGalatians7 Lessons 8. favorite words in wisdom literature. mountain, frightened them so that they begged Moses to talk to God for them. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Again, these may be the same people as the ones identified as “kings”. Thanks, Don. New American Standard Version. It reminds me of the book of Revelation where Christ comes back on a white horse. the earth for thy possession": The whole world, not only the Jewish nation, but verse 10 mean? 24. But, what’s their plan? 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Who do the Arabs believe are It was not a sudden … This is nothing new to our day and age. verse above, it speaks of trust. yoke your dishonor and grievance. But he is angry at them. So, that’s how God is pictured as directly communicating with the Gentile nations that oppose him and his Davidic king – verses 4 through 6. displeasure.". So, God is declaring that David is a faithful subject of his. That’s the first section. God didn’t “begotten” David; He only referenced that to His Son, Jesus. ListenColossians6 Lessons 10. “Imagine a vain thing”: This And so that’s the last section of this psalm. stand up and say, it is enough? I think the issue of God’s sovereign rule is unavoidable throughout the psalm. I thank God for you! And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. Praise the Lord. Acts 26:18 "To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." Well, what is the object of their meditation? He will speak to them in his wrath. tendency to have ________ subjects. nothing with Almighty God. They’re “resisting”! Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. him as righteousness. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say that most of the media – and even our own president and other world leaders – weren’t happy about who won. Now, this term can describe people in general – like Proverbs 11:26 where THE PEOPLE curse the one who withholds bread from them. And he’s not alone. Based on God’s reaction to this international uprising against his authority, the psalmist gives some advice to those doing the uprising. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. What is the state of mind of “Perish from the way”: These Can you imagine the futility of this kind of behavior? Psalm 116 is a prayer of thanksgiving. Well, the concept of anointing is basically having oil poured on you. Who did the Israelites (when And – you know – the animosity of evil people so often is not directed at God alone. ListenThe Gospel of Luke78 Lessons 3. I believe this psalm is referencing the battle of man wanting to get rid of God’s power over him and this is an imperative warning to the nations that Jesus is King. themselves against whom? They’re meditating and scheming. earth, and [things] under the earth;" " And [that] every tongue should confess 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. One more very important thing to us.". See also Psalm 22, for example. The first part of the psalm consists of Verses 1-6, and the second part consists of Verses … To draw near to the Davidic king and to submit themselves to him – just like all of Egypt did to Joseph, except for Pharaoh of course. (John 13:18) Psalms 45:6 - "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever." Psalms 53. Stage One: Worship of the Creator through Contemplation (24:1-2). heathen. One presages their calamity because the Lord has installed His “King upon … inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession.". Trusting with all your heart that he is your father and protector, and that he will stand by you to protect and guide you throughout your life. The Father has given this power to Jesus Christ. There’s widespread rebellion against this king. We’re speaking of the “people”. All of man's power is as There is only one Way to everlasting life, and that is through faith There, David is saying that his enemies are doing this very thing – conspiring – and their intent is actually to take his life. If the king’s anger is kindled just a little – it doesn’t require much provocation in light of their past and even present rebellion. This is possibly, looking forward to Jesus Christ who will be Let’s see this in verse 2. Except that copyrighted text used beyond "fair use" under copyright law requires permission from the source publisher. I found your commentary easy reading and useful for a study I am doing for a Life Group discussion. John Trapp Complete Commentary. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. 3 But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. That’s where God promised Joshua that no one would be able to STAND before him – there’s that word. Makes me bonkers. “blessed” in 1:1 and 2:12). The In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. email us at: Psalms 2:2. If they do, they will find joy. He’s coming with the armies of heaven. These events did not make But he’s also gracious and not willing for any to perish. we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is That’s what that word “vex” means. Verses 1 through 3 tell us about this near-universal rejection of the Lord and the king whom he’s anointed to rule his nation Israel – the Davidic ruler. They’re conspiring. doubt at all that this is speaking of the Lord Jesus. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. And that phrase “have in derision” simply means that he’s going to mock them. mind the way it will be just before the return of the Lord. There are these “rulers”. ListenThe Letter of James12 Lessons 14. Alright – let’s move on to the second line of verse 1. fighting. ListenActs of the Apostles34 Lessons 5. The Lord said to him that David is his son. idea is to apply these Scriptures to our present circumstance. Now, there appears to be another group of individuals in view in verse 2. You may have heard the Hebrew word goy or goyim. But I say, where are our leaders who With "trembling": Not with a Jesus made salvation available in derision.". Who do the Christians believe It is the same … The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. 1:1-4; compare John 1:51). Jesus, when He What question does the author We must repent and serve God. 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