Hello! I hope this past week has gone well for you. We’re going to talk about Psalm 2, which promises to bless you, but also promises that you will face challenges. What kind of challenge? It’s not specified – any type of hardship would qualify. By this, I mean you could be facing difficulties that are physical, mental, short-term, long-term, anticipated or unexpected. In any of these situations, you can always cling to Christ. He’ll be there for you. Let’s get going with verses 1-3!
Why are the nations restless
And the peoples plotting in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers conspire together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let’s tear their shackles apart
And throw their ropes away from us!”
The first three verses tell us that God is always watching our backs. No one can hide from him or keep a secret. He will always know if you’re in trouble, and He’ll always be with you – you’re never alone.
He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
The Lord will keep us secure – in any situation.
“I will announce the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have fathered You.
Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth as Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
Jesus died to redeem us. The Earth and heavens are His. We were created to honor Him and He will bless us, even if our current circumstances seem less than desirable. He has a reason for everything He does.
Now then, you kings, use insight;
Let yourselves be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way,
For His wrath may be kindled quickly.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
Psalm 2 finishes by reminding us of how we can seek shelter in Christ during difficult times.
Have a marvelous Monday!