The Psalms are the hymn book of the Bible. They are songs written and sung by kings, and sinners. King David is recognized as the Psalmist, but there were others who wrote and sung some of them. For instance Moses probably wrote Psalms 95-100, then there is a man named Asaph which little is known of him. He is referred to in several verses of 1 Chronicles, and is given as the author of the fiftieth Psalm. We have a good variety to sing.
Now, back to the Second Psalm. Jesus is the king referred to in verse six. He is King of His enemies, King of saints, and King of His Father.
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto Me, ‘Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee” Psalm 2:7 (KJV).
This verse is one which clarifies that Jesus was with the Father from the beginning. The Father declares to the Son, before He was born into the human race, “This day have I begotten Thee. ” How could the Father say to a non-existent being ‘Today you are born’ and ‘You are My Son’? He could, I guess, but it certainly would not make sense. It also would be for the day that the Father would decree for the blessed virgin to conceive.
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God the Father decreed before time and eternity that Jesus – the Word – would become flesh and dwell among us without sin, and die for the sins of all mankind. The day God became flesh, and “(we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father)” full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (KJV). And dwelt among us, thus the name “Immanuel” – God with us.
This is the One whom others have mocked. He is the One who has made all things, and has set them in order. He is the One whom the Roman soldiers drove the nails in His hands and feet. This One who was with the Father from the beginning became man, that He would die, and atone for the sins of mankind. Why is it so many turn their backs on Him, deny Him, and choose to hate Him; when He is worthy of so much love, devotion and worship?
Rage on wicked rulers if you so desire. The “Desire of nations” will come and reign on the earth whether you approve or not. He is coming. As the prophet Amos said, “Prepare to meet thy God”.
Many times it just seems as though there is not much in our lives that seems worthwhile. Sometimes those thoughts can be a wake up call. Wake up and realize that there is more to life than “Me”. There is so much more to this life than “Me”. There is GOD, and in the person of His Son showed His love for you by judging our sin on the cross of His Son Jesus Christ. The “begotten” One became our sin – “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV)
-Tim A. Blankenship