Psalm 2 begins with the rebellion of mankind against the Lord and His anointed one (the earthly king and ultimately the Divine King/Messiah).  The next part of the psalm is the Lord’s response to their rebellion.  The Lord responds with laughter at their futile rebellion against His sovereignty.  He responds also with a declaration that He will set up his King over them regardless of their rebellion.  This ultimately points to the Messiah, Jesus, as the King who is set up to reign says that the Lord said to me, “You are my Son, Today I have begotten You.” – this verse is quoted in Hebrews 1:5-6 in reference to Jesus. In verses 10-12, the response to the rebellion of the people is not immediately judgment, but a gracious and merciful call to repentance.  The Psalm ends with a reminder and motivation to repent and honor the Lord and his anointed one with the word, “How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”  Lord, help me honor Jesus and take refuge in Him.

– Bryan McKenzie

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