Psalm 2 reminds us Jesus Christ is the sovereign ruler of all the earth, and the warning is we are to worship Him and no one else.
In Psalm 2, God laughs when nations try to defeat Him. I would love to hear God’s laugh, and one day, all believers will! He then tells Jesus “You are My Son” and gives Him the nations to rule over, with the warning that we should worship, or serve, Him as we rejoice with trembling.
We are not to be afraid in the sense we use the word fear and trembling today; we are to be filled with respectful awe and excitement as we honor Jesus, the King of Kings.
Psalm 2 ends with a sweet reminder that we are blessed and may take refuge in the Lord.
I love knowing that I can take this refuge anytime and anywhere. Our joy, contentment, and happiness come from this unique, spiritual retreat as we find shelter in the arms of our Lord.
Source: The Psalms Project
Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like [i]earthenware.’”
10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!