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 potter’s vessels’[j]—
as I also have received from My Father;


Stanza 4: Warning and Exhortation to Repentance v10-12
V10 ‘Now therefore’ is the conclusion made from earlier stanza’s. God is providing the people with an opportunity to repent.

V11 the people must fear God and obey Him. ‘Rejoice with trembling’ defines our worship of God. We are glad to worship Him and we tremble before His holiness.

V12 ‘kiss the Son’ means show loyalty. 1 Kings 19:18:
18 Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

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