Commentary for Psalms 2

Threatenings against the enemies of Christ's kingdom. (1-6) Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. (7-9) Counsel to all, to espouse its interests. (10-12)

1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. They would break asunder the bands of conscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will not receive, but cast them away as far as they can. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing so just and holy a government, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven upon earth. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful a kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and in earth, and is Head over all things to the church, notwithstanding the restless endeavours of his enemies. Christ's throne is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of all believers.

7-9 The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. The Son, in asking the heathen for his inheritance, desires their happiness in him; so that he pleads for them, ever lives to do so, and is able to save to the uttermost, and he shall have multitudes of willing, loyal subjects, among them. Christians are the possession of the Lord Jesus; they are to him for a name and a praise. God the Father gives them to him, when, by his Spirit and grace, he works upon them to submit to the Lord Jesus.

10-12 Whatever we rejoice in, in this world, it must always be with trembling, because of the uncertainty of all things in it. To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom and interest. Let him be very dear and precious; love him above all, love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did, to whom much was forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet, #Lu 7:38|. And with a kiss of loyalty take this yoke upon you, and give up yourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by his providence, and entirely devoted to his cause. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. It will be utter destruction to yourselves; lest ye perish in the way of your sins, and from the way of your vain hopes; lest your way perish, lest you prove to have missed the way of happiness. Christ is the way; take heed lest ye be cut off from Him as your way to God. They thought themselves in the way; but neglecting Christ, they perish from it. Blessed will those be in the day of wrath, who, by trusting in Christ, have made him their Refuge.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 2

  • When God is FOR us,it s more than the world that s against us ,and when we put our trust in Him, He will provide our needs. Amen
  • Elia Vesikula
    Kings, Presidents, Leaders of this earth will be destroyed by God if they dont revere, or accept Gods sovereignty. Jesus is Lord.
  • Kevin Kettell
    Dude after Psalm 1. Which is very important to read . I took my Bible out to my Dad in the Living room here . And watched him read Psalm one. Psalm 2, a very smart King and also Jesus Christs Great Great Great Grandfather.
  • Steve Kodziejczyk
    The rulers of the darkness if this world have our King's wrath to contend with very soon.I think God gave us Psalm 1 to look forward to that day.Time is short.Try to reach some governments by a Christian street sign and gospel tracts.Be available and serve in this dispensational age of grace.
  • Robert
    Blessed are those who know and trust the power of God! The wicked will always rise up against us Christians and against God but he will deliver us each time. The rulers of the earth today United Nations and Higher Government officials will know that he is the almighty king of kings and the only ruler of the earth and will not be defeated. Amen!
  • Michael
    "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh . . ." But not in the way slighted people laugh when the bully falls. Jesus' laughter is that of someone in great sorrow. He has no pleasure in the death of anyone (especially the unsaved).
  • Jax
    Jesus Is Lord!
  • Martha saulny
    I LIKE VERSE 12 WHERE HE SAID KISS ME --HE SAID LET ME WORRIED ABOUT THE ENEMIES WHOM KILL MY SON YOU CONTINUE WITH FAITH AND BELIEVE IN ME
  • OLUWASEYI
    Ask anything: Don't limit God, he is our real father!
  • Lillian C
    God is Love, He is merciful and compassionate, He is also the Judge of all things. It may seems on the surface that He is doino nothing about the world's current situation but know for sure that He in total control at all times. In His own timing our Lord will manifest His glory and His power - Ps 2 v 4 He that sitters in the heavens shall laugh - the Lord shall have them in derision (scorn)


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