This is a Messianic Psalm, meaning that it not only has relevance to the author but carries prophetic language concerning the Messiah. It speaks to the Messiah’s rule, forever reign and eternal association with the Father.
Even more, it is an invitation for the nations to take refuge in the Lord rather than suffer His judgment and wrath.
Nations rage & rebel (2:1-3).
No matter the nation, many have come and gone. Most civilizations only last for so long and it is the rare few that last for centuries. When you look at Eastern nations you can see that their fall has or can happen quickly; whether it is natural disaster, disease, famine, political or economic turmoil or war, the reasons are many.
Ultimately, those that rage (assemble noisily) and rebel (plot/imagine or meditate as Ps1.) against God will not stand.
Daniel said, “[God] changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them.” (2:21)
Nebuchadnezzar said, “How great are his signs, how mighty are his wonders. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation.” (Daniel 4:3)
ð Christians ask “why?” (v.1) — eternity calls us to pray
ð Pray for national revival & renewal of Christians.
ð Pray for leaders & government
1 Timothy 2:1-3 “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior.”
God laughs & Lords (2:4-7).
God is enthroned in heaven. There is no greater place than heaven, and to be on heaven’s throne as king is to be ultimate. Therefore, God looks down at His creation and can only muse knowing the outcome of rebellion results in judgment.
Ex 1: It is as if an ant thinks he can overthrow the US Military.
Ex 2: Man removes images or thoughts of God – God says then remove star galaxy
Not only does God laugh but He Lords over as the great King. The psalmist has a unique role in this as an appointed earthly king but in David’s line would also come the Messiah who would reign forever.
Believers ask & adore (2:8-12).
In light of the temporality of man and the eternality of God, it is the role of believers to simply ask and adore. Asking and seeking God to grant them missionary advancement among the nations. Believers adore God by heeding these warnings, serving God in fear & trembling and supremely bowing down (kiss) to Jesus.
Blessed are those who take refuge in him.
ð Pray asking God to send out workers & leaders in our churches and missionaries in the field. (Matt 9:38)
ð Pray adoring God for His worth, sovereignty and reign in your life.