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Psalm 2 (part 3a)

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The Revelation of the Son. (Psalm 2:7-9)

“(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.”

The term begotten here refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. The timing is linked in the New Testament to the Lord’s resurrection (see Acts 13:33). The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus is the cap stone by which the entire world can know that God accepted or was pleased with the sacrificial atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. When Christ rose from the grave, he was declared to be the only begotten Son (see also Romans 1:4). It is important to note that Christ did not become the Son of God upon His Resurrection; rather He always was the only begotten Son of God. The Resurrection provides the evidence by which …

On the Lighter Side

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Psalm 2 (part 2)

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The Response of the LORD. (Psalms 2:4-6)

(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.


The LORD doesn’t beg. He isn’t a victim. He isn’t fearful of their rejection. He mocks those who reject Him. His laughter doesn’t stem from humor rather it is sarcasm or ridicule. As the famous saying goes, it is He who gets the last laugh. What does God do to the scorner? He scoffs at them. Verse 4 may seem unusual, but it speaks of God’s mighty and unchanging power. The LORD God is no puppet king. He is almighty.

He also expresses righteous and holy anger. Anger is one of those emotions that automatically get’s a bad rap. We are so prone to assume that when a person is angry that they have lost all control. A temporary insanity if you will. But God’s anger is not like that of man. God’s anger is regulated by His holiness and …

Psalm 2 (part 1)

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The Rejection of the Unsaved (Ps. 2:1-3)

(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.


The rejectors are categorized into three groups particularly the nations, the rulers, and the individual. The primary characteristic of those who willfully reject the mercies and kindness of God is that of “rage” meaning violent commotion or agitation (according to Barnes). Unsaved people resort to anger as an expression of their rejection. The Psalm looks ahead to the time when the Lord Jesus arrives for the first time to be the Savior of the world. From the time He came to earth the world's rulers were already against Him. His death on the cross can be seen as a combination of rulers’ rejection both political and religious namely Herod Antipas, and Pontius Pilate, and even th…

Psalm 2 - God's Wrath Appeased (Introduction)

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Psalms 2:1-12
(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…