Summary: A study of Psalm 2 verses 1 through 12
Psalm 2: 1 – 12
Let Us Bow Down And Adore Him
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, I am against any secular participation in this holiday. I do offer families things for kids to keep busy and have fun focusing on our Lord Jesus Christ on October 31st. I think every day should be for our Lord Jesus Christ. If this is alternative activity is a problem for you I think it is perfect timing from our Adoni Holy Spirit God to have us at this point in the book of Psalms.
Now here is something for you to consider and it is this do we participate in witchcraft? Before you give an immediate ‘no’ answer to this question, take a look at the book of 1 Samuel chapter 15 verse 23, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”
Have you ever rebelled in one way or another? If you have, then you have sinned in witchcraft. Pretty scary huh? Not only do we individuals sin as such but it spreads to all the nations.
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.”
Our Holy Father God, Adoni Yahweh is King and sole Ruler over all the earth. Since the fall of man though, it has become clear from our Holy Adoni Holy Spirit God that all people did not want to be under His yoke. They want to be free to do exactly what they want. They do not want to be accountable to any One superior to them.
So David under the inspiration of our Wonderful Holy Ghost saw the wider world also as constantly simmering in its rebellion against our Creator. He knew that not only the local nations, but all the nations of the world would one day be called to be subject to El Shaddai, God Almighty, but would plan rebellion against Him and thus would need to be brought into subjection to Him or summarily dealt with.
David spoke of Holy One’s than he knew. For unknowingly he spoke of One Who would come as God’s Anointed, Who would indeed be rejected and spurned, but Who would then lay claim to the submission of the world to His Father. David spoke of the Lord Jesus Christ.