Helicopter View – Psalm 2 Commentary
The world is falling apart. Every time I turn on the news or read it on the web, something else chaotic is happening. International events, local events, you name it – it’s chaos everywhere.
How do I make sense of this? The meaning of Psalm 2 has the answer. So what is the meaning of Psalm 2?
Who is the Author? Psalm 2 Commentary
The book of the Acts of the Apostles teaches that King David authored Psalm 2
Acts 4:24-25 says, “And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, “ ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain?”
David said “Why did the Gentiles rage?” That’s a quotation of Psalm 2:1.
A Picture Worth a Thousand Words – Psalm 2 Commentary
Psalm 2 has four stanzas, like a solid hymn. In each stanza, someone is speaking.
vv.1-3 Nations, “Let’s rebel against the LORD!”
vv.4-6: God the Father, “I’ve installed My King”
vv.7-9: God the Son (Messiah), “I’ve been given the nations”
vv.10-12: The psalmist, “Advice to Kings: Worship the LORD”
What is the Meaning of Psalm 2?
Psalm 2 is an exhortation to the nations to repent of their rebellious plans against the LORD and the Messiah that will ultimately fail. The psalmist urges the nations to submit to the Son who will rule over the nations with an iron rod.
Main Point: Find hope in the LORD’s sovereign control over rebellious nations. God’s Son will soon rule over all. Take refuge in Him!
How Does Psalm 2 Apply to Me?
If you’re troubled about what is happening in the world and you need hope for the future, and encouragement and comfort now in the midst of what seems to be chaos in the world, learn the meaning of Psalm 2 in our verse by verse commentary.