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July 13, 2017

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Reading along with us in the first 30 chapters of Psalm? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 2 (ESV)

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”… Continue Reading

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  1. 11 Serve the Lord with fear,
    and rejoice with trembling.
    12 Kiss the Son,
    lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
    for his wrath is quickly kindled.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.❤️

  2. If you’re so disposed, read Matthew Henry’s commentary on Psalm 2!!

    I read this Psalm tonight using so I could check cross references, and found these two most interesting:

    1) Psalm 2:7 and Hebrews 1:5
    a) Psalm 2:7 – “I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.”
    b) Hebrews 1:5 (speaking of Jesus!) – “For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you’? Or again, ‘I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son’?”

    2) Psalm 2:9 and Revelation 12:5
    a) Psalm 2:9 – “You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
    b) Revelation 2:27 – “…and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.”
    c) Revelation 12:5 – “She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne…”

    I especially love all the cross references about those who take refuge in God! I did a short word study today on what it means to “take refuge in the LORD,” so am thinking about what it means to do so — to hope in God, to flee to God for protection, to trust in Him.

    a) Psalm 34:8 – “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
    b) Psalm 84:12 – “O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!”
    c) Proverbs 16:20 – “Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”
    d) Jeremiah 17:7 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”
    e) Psalm 146:5 – “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God…”
    f) Isaiah 30:18 – “Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts Himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.”

    Blown away tonight by everything here. I’m glad it’s late, I’m alone, and I’m done with my day so I can just reflect on all of this and praise God.

  3. How like our world are these first 3 verses? Putting aside the standards of God thinking they are chains? Thinking God’s will hinders rather than helps? And thinking that they somehow have the right to do so and will come out as winners in the end?

    And God just laughs at their hubris…In part derision, in part sadness and in part wrath. He is not threatened by them but He must defend the truth. He must act in a way consistent with His character of sovereignty and righteousness by promoting both because that is what is real. All else is a lie.

    But don’t miss that He must also provide a way of salvation. Isn’t that why the Son came? Isn’t that why God calls people to His Son? We just need to be wise and come to Him and serve Him. Yes, we will be blessed if we take refuge in Him. His ways are not chains to be thrown off, but life and glory to be embraced!!!

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