PSALM 2 Jesus – The King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Verse 1-2 is a Messianic prophecy that has been fulfilled when “Herod, Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together” against Jesus whom they crucified.
Reference: Acts 4:25-28
The word “Anointed” in verse 2 means “Messiah” in Hebrew. Jesus is the long-waited Messiah whom the Jews did not receive and crucified. But God was with Jesus and raised Him from the dead.
The Jews rejected Jesus to be their king and hated him and did not want Him to reign over them. “We will not have this man to reign over us” (Luke 19:14). Jesus came to His own (the nation of Israel) but His own did not receive Him. (John 1:11). How about you? Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
Reference: John 1:12-13
The Lord will laugh at anyone who will reject His Son. And His wrath will hang upon them. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father.
“For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (John 5:20-23).
How about you? Do you honor the Son just as you honor the Father? Many people use Jesus’ name in vain as a curse word. God will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. The Third Commandment forbids us to take the name of God in vain. Reference: Exodus 20:7.
God has exalted His Son and made Him the “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords”. One day every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father even the God-haters; the atheists; the agnostics; and the vilest of sinners. Have you submitted to Jesus, your King?
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev. 19:16).
“He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father” (Rev. 2:27).
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” (1 Tim. 1:17).
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11).
“Kiss the Son” means do “homage” to the Son, that is show special honor and respect to Jesus the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. The word “trust” means to confide in and take refuge in. Let us confide in Christ and take refuge in Christ. He is the only way we can be justified before God. He is our righteousness. Let us forsake sin and put our trust in Him. Note: Psalm 2 and Isaiah 53 is a great chapter to share with Jews to show them Christ from their Old Testament.
The word “Blessed” in Psalm 1:1 means happiness or blessedness. Indeed, happy is the man who does not walk in the advice or the way of the ungodly.
Reference: Prov. 4:14, Rom. 12:1-2
Our delight and pleasure ought to be in the Word of God and we ought to meditate on the Word of God day and night.
Reference: Psalm 119:14;16;35, Josh. 1:8
As we abide in Christ and in His Word, we will bear much fruit. God will bless the works of our hands.
Reference: John 15:5-8, Psalm 92:12-14, Jer. 17:7-8
The ungodly are not like the righteous. They do not abide in Christ, who is the true vine. And they are cast out as a branch and are withered and will be cast into everlasting fire. They are like worthless chaff.
Reference: Jer. 17:5-6, John 15:6, Job 21:18
The ungodly will not be able to withstand during the Day of Judgement and will be cast away forever from the presence of the righteous.
Reference: Psalm 5:4-6, Matt. 22:13
The Lord approves and delights in the way of the righteous. But the way of the ungodly shall perish. Reference: Psalm 37:18, Nah. 1:7, John 10:14, 2 Tim. 2:19