This Sunday for our Creation to Consummation scripture reading, as we continue to read through significant texts in redemptive history, we will be doing a responsive reading of Psalm 2.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ‘As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.’ I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.’ Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 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.”
Regarding this psalm, respected theologian Willem VanGemeren says this: “The theological significance of Psalm 2 lies in the hope that it entails. The anointed king rules by God’s appointment. The wise response of repentance is victory for the Messiah and a token of the final victory over his enemies, the opponents of God’s kingdom. From the perspective of typology, Jesus is the fulfillment of the psalm. He is born of David’s lineage, has a right to David’s throne, is the Son of God in a unique way, and will ultimately subdue all enemies under his feet.” I could not have said it better. Looking forward to worshipping with all of you tomorrow!
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