Home >> Blogs >> Psalm 2, 5of5

this user is offline now  bloggerbob
Send message


  Religion & Philosophy
  Jobs, Work, Careers

April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011

Who Gives Kudos:


   [27 Mar 2019 | Wednesday]

Psalm 2, 5of5



~ Psalm 2 Seen From 4 Camera Angles ~



Introduction  ~  This is one of the many psalms that King David wrote (see Acts 4:25).  It shows the rebellious nature of mankind.  The theme is “God’s King” and it has also been described as “Christ—The Mighty Prince.”  It is the first of the Messianic Psalms and has been referred to as “A Hymn of the Coming Messiah.”  From a global perspective it is about the Messiah’s triumph and kingdom (see Acts 4:23-31 which quotes part of Psalm 2).


Outline  ~  The 12 verse psalm can easily be divided into four sections of 3 verses each.  The basis of the following outline is from J. Vernon McGee: “This second Psalm can be seen like a television program with one camera on earth and another in heaven.”


1      The Camera On Earth   ~  “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us’” (Psalm 2:1-3).  The camera on earth shows the peoples and rulers raging against God and Christ.


2      The Camera In Heaven  ~  “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.  Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: ‘Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion’” (Psalm 2:4-6).  The camera in heaven reveals that God the Father is unmoved by this ridiculous rebellion of little man.  He pursues His plan of putting His King on the throne of this earth. 


3      The Camera In Heaven  ~  “I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You.  Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.  You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel’” (Psalm 2:7-9).  The camera in heaven now shifts to the right hand of the Father.  God the Son is seen asserting His authority to carry through the decree because of His resurrection (Acts 13:33).  He will come to judge the nations. 


4      The Camera On Earth  ~  “Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him” (Psalm 2:10-12).  The camera on earth shows how God the Holy Spirit invites men to accept the Savior.  “Kiss the Son” is to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).



Summary  ~  In the Treasury of David the “Prince of Preachers” Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote that the whole psalm “Shows us the nature of sin, and the terrible results of it if it could reign.”  It refers to the deity of the Coming Messiah (2:7) and to the Messiah’s ultimate reign (2:8).


~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW





(1)    The current TOP 10 ALN posts are listed at the very bottom of this home page.


(2)    There is an INDEX of all ALN posts accessed by scrolling down the left column.


(3)    You may LINK to any ALN posts on your own blog or website. 

(4)    You may COPY any ALN post, but please credit ALN as the source by prominently displaying the following statement:  Reprinted from “Abundant Life Now,” a free blog which offers inspiring moments, thought-provoking comments, and solid Biblical insight at .


12:20 PM - 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.