Psalms 2

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1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 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.

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  1. Psalms Chapter 1

    1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    – Psalms 2 takes a very different stage and brings a different message to the reader. Where Psalms 1 really spoke about peace and tranquility through God, todays chapter shows an entirely different facet of God’s personality. Today you will see God almighty. Why do the heathens rage and the people imaging a vain thing is speaking of two people groups. The first is the heathen. The heathen would have been those who were not Jews in that time period. It would be the gentiles, it would have been you and me unless you were born a Jew. The people however are speaking of David’s people here. The people are the Jewish people. David is asking in this verse why do they rage and people imaging a vain (Empty; foolish; useless.) thing. It’s simple really, you see we have been rebelling against God since the garden. We have been saying to God we don’t really need you. We have been saying your ways don’t seem right and that is why we often come up with our own ways of doing things. How often have you seen good Christian families fall to the wayside and when you get right down to it, you find that they choose to go their own ways in this life. The depravity of man is clear when you look at the sin that is found in this world. Why do we rage and imagine vain things its because of sin!

    2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    – If you take this verse along with the pervious verse you can see where David may have been foretelling of the time leading up to the cross. I say this however these verses would easily fit in today’s time, Jesus’s time, I would even confidently say it was likely that way in David’s time.

    3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    – The people would say let us break their bands but what bands are they speaking of? The bands that connect us to God, the cords you ask? Again the cords that connect us to God. You see its simple the things that God gives us in our lives is exactly what the “world” wants to break apart. What do you mean by that you may ask? Well let’s look at the sanctity of life. In America today, it is 100% legal to abort or kill a baby in a woman’s belly up to a certain age. It is not till that certain age that the baby gains rights of its own. The sanctity of innocent life has been torn asunder in America. The Institution of marriage has been cast away. You see from the beginning back in the Garden of Eden, God CREATED Eve for Adam. He did this because He wanted a helpmeet for Adam. He did not choose to make another Adam, but he chose to make Eve. He chose to make a woman, not another man. It is because of sin in our lives that man chooses to lay with man and woman with woman. They are not born that way, they are not created that way they have chosen to be that way. Before you get up in arms or start saying AMEN brother, we need to realize something. That that sin or the sin of abortion has the same consequences as someone who lies, or cheats on their taxes, or does something wrong that they don’t even realize that what they are doing is wrong. You see the Bible says in Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. God does not weigh sin in the way man does. I find both of the above horribly wrong for us to do, but God also says its wrong for me to cheat on my taxes. He says its wrong for me to do many things that I find myself trying to avoid in my life. Thank God for the second part of that verse stating that the gift of God is eternal life when you accept him as your personal savior.

    4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
    – David now turns his attention to the one that sits in the heaven. He shows God finds this our attempts almost humorous. Though I don’t think he is laughing because he actually finds it funny. It goes on to say He will have them in derision (Ridicule; laughing at enemies’ threats.) you see God is not impressed by our rebellion, our decisions to fight against him. You can almost see him shaking his head and laughing at his creation that is now rebelling against him when we act up. It’s almost like a small child throwing a tantrum and deciding to take down the big mean daddy or mommy that they don’t agree with at that time. By the way that would be the same daddy and mommy that they come to when they are scared, or weak or unsure of their own ability to accomplish something. Just like us going to God when we come to our end. We say God we don’t want you in our schools, in our raising of our kids, in our daily lives, in our decision making. Instead we want to have God when we want Him and then turn to him when we are down.

    5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
    – When God has had enough he will and is upset with us silly men down here on earth he will let us know. He did in the old testament when the children of Israel would go their own way. He would bring someone along to put them back in line (take them in to bondage) until such time as they would turn back to Him. This may also be in reference to the end times when God prophesizes of Jesus coming back again and the world will try to fight against him in this time.

    6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
    – God tells us that he has already established his throne and that the line of David will sit upon it. That line of David is of course Jesus himself, and as far as God is concerned its as good as done.

    7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
    – Jesus is the only one in heaven and in Earth that is able to declare God’s decrees. He is the one who will whom God is refereeing to in this verse. He is saying that he has begotten Jesus. Jesus is not being born or reborn at this time Jesus was there during the creation, he was there from the beginning and he will be there beyond the end of this current world.

    8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
    – Jesus is told that the heathen or the gentiles or you and I will be his inheritance. He will own the whole world and all that remains in it.

    9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
    – Jesus in the end times of this current world will destroy his enemies. He will break them like they are a vessel made of clay (and isn’t that what we really are made of) when it meets a rod of iron.
    10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
    – A stark warning for those who are in charge. Be wise and listen to what God has for you in the Bible. His words are wisdom and his way is right.

    11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    – We if we are rulers, or kings or just a humble servant like me should serve God with fear and look to him with joy but also with trembling to know we are just simply jars of clay.

    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.
    – Kiss the son, not as Judas did in the Garden of Gethsemane but as you do a family member that you have longed to see. God will come again but this time he will come as a judge of this world. He will not come as a gentle lamb but a mighty lion, the lion of Judah! Remember that when we put our trust in Him (Jesus), we are blessed!

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