Psalm 2 is a Messianic psalm. There are references to the Lord Jesus Christ. We will study the rebellion of the heathen, the response of the Lord God, the declaration of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and the Psalmist counsel to the kings of the earth.
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.
- Satan is the author of this rebellion (Isaiah 14:12-14) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
- All people have followed Satan in his rebellion against God. When Adam and Eve succumbed to Satan’s temptation and disobeyed God, the human race fell into sin and thus came under God’s judgment. This rebellion took on an organized form at the tower of Babel, when proud men came together and proposed to build a tower into heaven to make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:4).
History shows us that this problem of rebellion has not gotten better, but worse. Open your newspaper and you will find mention of wars, murders, and all sorts of atrocities. Power hungry men and women are trying to be like the most High God.
Tomorrow we will see how God views these people.
Till then, if you find yourself in this category, REPENT and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001