A DESCRIPTION OF THE HATRED OF HUMAN NATURE AGAINST THE CHRIST OF GOD. (PSALM 1:1-3)
The Nations Rage (Psalm 2:1) In the beginning of the Psalm, David starts with an angry interrogation against the humans for God1. David is perplexed about why the people are even raging against God, he knows the have no reason to and they don't have a benefit too anyway. They're rebellion is motivated by vain2. With vain, especially against God, comes boundless foolishness in this Psalm3. The disturbance was not only created by the people but also their leaders who fostered the rebellion4.
Opposition to God and Warfare Continues (Psalm 2:2) The kings, of which David are speaking, include Herod, Pilate, and other with and or after them5. Ever since the Tower of Babel, men come together and go against God, especially in groups. It is believed by men that the more men united against God, the better the chance is to overcome him6. When one opposes God, they oppose Jesus and vice versa7. We know this by John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”. When the passage says,“set themselves”, this means they completely set themselves apart from God. While the kings are going about their warfare, they go toward it very skillfully and craftily8.
The Kings Become Their Own Gods (Psalm 2:3) By this, they mean and want to break any bonds they have with God so they can become their own Gods and not be held back by anything. The kings say, “cast away their cords from us”, as if they could simply throw off any ties with God they have9. Those who are set apart from God think of Him as a God who makes us his slaves, but as believers, we know this is completely false and that He is a God who gives us freedom from sin10. The kings think they can save themselves because they are set apart from God. Not only do they wish to release any ties with the Lord, but they want to cast him away, far away11
THE LORD IN HEAVEN LAUGHS AT THE NATIONS (PSALM 2:4-6)
God Despises the Raging People but doesn't rise up and battle with them (Psalm 2:4) Christs ridicules the kings and nations because He had already decreed the king of Zion12. The passage takes a turn here because before, we were looking at how awful the nations and rulers were, but now we are looking at the holiness of God and His Omnipotence13. God does not even try to battle with them because He knows they are helpless against his power. He laughs at them because of how ridiculous their proclamations are and their weakness14. He finds humor in that He is sitting peacefully in heaven while they are running around on a sinful earth trying to cast Him away, the creator and ultimate ruler of all things. Through this laughter, we find comfort and peace because it shows his might of righteousness15.
God Speaks to Them Without Smite but His Words Terrify Them Enough (Psalm 2:5) When God speaks to them, He doesn't even need to smite them or battle because the breath of His lips are enough to terrify them16. This shows how mighty God is....