We continue our journey through the Psalms. Please allow me friends and family to share: Psalm 2 is one of those Messianic psalms that points to the future arrival of an eternal King – Christ the Lord. He is described as the “One enthroned in heaven” who is the absolute, sovereign ruler of the universe with whom no nation, ruler, or power can ever match nor compare.
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?” begins the psalmist. There are no political institutions ever devised by man that can solve humanity’s problems. The League of Nations rose from the ashes of World War I. It was replaced by the United Nations with the same intent of promoting world peace. But world peace proves to be as elusive as ever. The Middle East has never seen any rest from centuries of conflicts. Even the European Union is unraveling with the exit of Britain. And the United States is imploding from within.
Throughout history there is a desperate call for a new world order in which peace and the rule of law will prevail. It will only come when a new King, a far greater Ruler than anyone in history, will begin to reign. David, the author of Psalm 2 and one of the greatest human kings of Israel himself saw this day – millenniums ahead of his time, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
“Serve the Lord with fear,” not out of intimidation and coercion but out of a sense of awe and wonder and humility to His awesome power, unfathomable wisdom, and perfect judgment. We “celebrate His rule with trembling” because of who He is and what He has done toward us through His infinite grace which is clearly and perfectly demonstrated on the cross of Calvary and as evidenced by the very breath we breathe each day. (Written: 12JULY2016)