Psalm 2

In this Psalm we see a warning for leaders/rulers. This idea of risk vs. reward is not a not a new concept in our culture. When you take on a new challenge, you need to weigh the risk vs the reward. Is the struggle going to be worth it or is this challenge futile and not worth the effort.

The world wants to be free from the ‘bondage and chains of slavery’ to God. BUT what appears to the world as slavery and bondage is actually an inheritance beyond what we can fathom. When we acknowledge our place as heirs of His kingdom, the Lord says to us – ONLY ASK and I will give you the nations as your inheritance. The whole earth is your possession – BUT in order to receive this promise, you must submit to verse 11 & 12

  • Serve the Lord with reverent fear.
  • Rejoice with trembling.
  • Submit to God’s royal Son.

If we follow these admonishments, we will receive the promise in verse 12: BUT what joy for all who take refuge in him!