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Judges through Poets 13b- Psalm 2 contd

Structure
V1-3
V4-6
V7-9
V10-12

Stanza 3 contd
NT alludes to 2:8 in Matt 28:19. 2:8 comes to fruition in the coming of Christ
V9 David is told that he will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them.

Jesus will rule the nations as David ruled the nations- Rev 19:13-15:
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[a] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[b] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

2:9 is a promise to all believers. Believers will rule the nations: Rev 2:25-27
25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— 27 ‘ He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potte…

Judges through Poets 13a- Psalm 1 contd and Psalm 2

Psalm 1 contd
Blessed [happy] is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Structure
V1-3 the concrete foundation of the righteous
V4-5 the tragic nature of the wicked
V6 a contrast between the ultimate end of the righteous and wicked

Christians need to take care of worldly things with a heavenly mindset. We need to get involved with scripture, making it part of a routine.

V3 describes the effects of spending time i…