What Does Psalm 2:9 Mean?
Psalm 2:99 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
This is God the Son telling us what God the Father is going to have God the Son do when He returns to the earth. Not only will all the nations be his inheritance, he will dominate them and destroy them for their rebellion against him. At the end of the tribulation period/beginning of the Millennium, no rebellion will be on earth.
How Will the Anointed Son Acquire the Nations? By Utter Dominance!
The anointed Messiah, God the Son, will “break.” The idea is that he will smash them break them. It is similar to the verb in the next line, “shatter.” He will take his rod of iron and shatter them like pottery. Apparently, this has reference to the Pharaohs of Egypt breaking pottery to symbolize their dominance over rebellious nations.
When will this happen? This will occur when Jesus comes back (as we’ve already mentioned in this series on Psalm 2), and he destroys his enemies at the battle of Armageddon.
Revelation 19:15–1615 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Conclusion – Psalm 2:9 Commentary
Find comfort, Christian, even when disaster is all around. Trust wholly in the Lord, the God of Israel and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
But how should kings and rulers respond? That’s next in our study of Psalm 2:10!