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Psalm 2 is the 1st Messianic psalm.  David is writing as a king–about the placement as God’s chosen and anointed king. It is also David speaking as the patriarch of the lineage of Christ. The message of hope that follows the prophecy, is so much less about the Israelites of David’s time; and completely about the coming Son of God that created and will possess the ends of the earth.

Not only was David’s prophecy a message of hope for Israel and for us; but, it was also a warning to those that lead that they must serve God or suffer his wrath. Nations that attempt to rule without God have and will ultimately meet their end. Kingdom after kingdom and empire after empire have risen and fallen in a chaotic mess. 

History has given us a picture of the cycle of governments. The common theme is that the more a nation removes God from its core; the less stable it becomes.  First, individuals become godless and self-absorbed; then the fabric of governance is weaved of people who care nothing for the nation and only for themselves.  The very leadership then focus on their personal desires and, as a result, the national pride, honor and loyalty wanes. In the end, the governed neither care about who governs or how they govern; simply because, they know those in leadership are selfish and only serving their personal interest.

Conversely, when a nation honors God, they stand out.  There is stability, national pride and loyalty.  The nation serves God, and, as a result shows selflessness, integrity and a value for life, freedom and peace.  Such nations thrive–but, are constantly being threatened from the real enemy that presses for change. It is an attack on the moral fabric of the individuals, families and values that are instilled by God. As the people succumb to the desire to run their own lives; they fall prey to the enemy’s trap that ultimately robs them of the freedom and peace they desire. 

We live in a nation founded on the principle that we, as one nation–under God, will remain indivisible–granting liberty and justice for all. Sadly, the less we remain under God–the more we become divisible and the less we see liberty and justice for all.

God Bless You

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron[b];
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.