I don’t know about you all, but I sure love the Psalms. Especially Messianic (concerning Jesus) Psalms. You don’t have to read too far onto them before you come across the first one, Psalms 2. If you consider the telescopic prophetic nature of Psalms 2, it seems very apropos to this current day. The last days, which refers to the time from the Cross to the time the Lord Jesus returns. Let’s consider “These Last Days” the current days we are living in:
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)
Does this not speak of the current global condition? Nelsons puts it well: Why do the nations rage: This passage has multiple meanings. Originally it referred to the nations that confronted David and his legitimate successors. But the Davidic kings were mere shadows of the coming great King, the Savior Jesus. Consequently, the verse also refers to any attack on Jesus and His divine kingdom. This assault by the nations occurred in its most dramatic form at the cross, but resistance to God’s kingdom has continued. Throughout history, nations have resisted the claims of the gospel, the foundation of Jesus’ kingdom.
So therefore, this Psalm is also speaking future concerning Jesus Christ. Can you not see the world waging a war on God’s Kingship? “Let us be rid of their cords and bounds”! This suggests they hate and oppose the moral laws of God. You know, Male/Female, marriage between a man and a woman, perverted acts of all sorts of sexual perversions, or whatever else you’re bombarded with from the news. It’s a very meshuggana world anymore. Folks, you see how this drives us mad and grieves us. Guess what God thinks?
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. (Psalm 2:4)
He literally scoffs at the fools that rule us. That’s comforting to know that when Nancy Pelosi and her ilk open their mouths and devise anti-God schemes, He simply laughs at them. Why?
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.” “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 2:5–9)
Folks, Jesus is not coming back as a Lamb. He is coming to reign as King of not only the Jews but the whole of the earth and all it contains. Why would any sane person openly rebel against the King? Not just a mere human King of great power, but ALMIGHTY God Himself. That’s like trashing the house when the parents are away. Sooner or later, they’re coming home and someone’s getting parental wrath. A Rod of Iron, Shatter them like earthenware. Ouch, sounds to me like a prescription to OBEY God, eh?
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)
David closes with sound advise that sounds suspiciously like: Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; (Philippians 2:12)
Take time to reflect upon ourselves and return to the LORD. If we call Him Lord, should we not obey Him? Would this not be a good example to the unbelieving world? The King is indeed coming!!! It is time to share His Good News and sow the seeds of Salvation to an insane world that desperately needs the Hope, that only the King of kings can give. Because the alternative is not a very good one…
 Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 101). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.