Psa. 2:1 ¶ Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
I. Heathen View (1-3)
A. Rebellion of attitude (2)
i. “against the LORD” ii. “against his anointed”
John 15:18 ¶ If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
B. Rending of cords (3)
i. Cord of Responsibility
Psa. 14:1 ¶ The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
ii. Cord of Rules – “we make our own rules” iii. Cord of Restraint!
II. Heavenly View (4-9)
A. Reaction (4)
B. Reply (5)
i. Inciting God’s anger ii. Warning of Words!
Is. 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Is. 13:6 ¶ Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Joel 2:1 ¶ Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
C. Response (6-9)
• Vex – to afflict, disturb, trouble, persecute, torment,
i. King setup (6) ii. Decree is declared! (7) iii. Control is re-established (8) iv. Judgement of God (9)
III. Helpful view (10-12)
A. Receptive to instruction (10)
i. Be WISE!!! ii. Be instructed
B. Respond to the warning (11-12a)
i. Serve the LORD ii. Rejoice Psa. 107:1 ¶ O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; C. Receive the blessing (12b) i. “put their trust in him.” ii. “all they” – For kings, judges, rulers, but for every person!