Saturday, June 1, 2013

Psalm 2

Today's scripture is Psalm 2. Go here to read it in your preferred version.

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 cast away 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.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 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.

This is a psalm of prophecy. Verse 1-3 speak of the opposition to the kingdom of the Messiah. Verses 4-5 show the chastising of God of that opposition. Verse 6 says the kingdom will be set up regardless of the opposition. 

Verse 2 says that people will actually counsel together - they will assist one another in efforts in this war against Christ, and they will do whatever possible so this kingdom is not established. I think we would all say that this is not out of the realm of reality. People are in this war every day and it's fairly obvious now.

Verse 3 talks about bands and cords. So many unbelievers protest God because they feel that He is enslaving. If God would say that all believers would be rich and have fabulous lives, no one would argue about following Him. But people don't want to give up their pleasures and their selfishness and their hedonistic lifestyles. So they label Christianity as "taking away free thinking" or say that Christianity is restrictive.

In verse 5 we see that even by doing their worst against God, His kingdom will still prevail in the end. The problem here is the people of the earth are fighting this battle against God who reigns in heaven, who sees all their plans and can easily overcome their attempts to stop His kingdom from being established. God doesn't even have to get up. He just sits still and overcomes His enemies. Although He laughs at their attempts, it still angers Him and He can bring wrath on them at any point. If not on earth, then on Judgment Day.

Because God already has this plan, He has established Jesus, His Son as ruler. This kingdom will succeed. It is wise for leaders to trust in God and have this believe.

Verse 11 tells us to serve Him out of love/respect/awe and to rejoice with a holy fear of Him. 

KISS THE SON - not with a betraying kiss, not with a hypocritical kiss, but with a believing kiss. A kiss of agreement. With a kiss of adoration. A kiss of sincere love. A kiss of allegiance. Because when we don't make that kiss of loyalty to Him, we don't have that belief, He does get angry and people will reap the consequences from that at the end of time. 

What are your thoughts or comments on this scripture?

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