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Psalm 2 (I have found) to be one of the most interesting of the Psalms. There are many others. It shows us our Savior and David a “type of Christ.” David as an example of what we see in Christ’s kingdom.

He was of divine appointment, met with much opposition, but prevailed at last) the kingdom of the Messiah, the Son of David, is prophesied of, which is the main intention and scope of Psalm 2. There is nothing in it, but what is applicable to Christ, but some things that are not at all applicable to David (Psalms 2:6; Psalms 2:7): “You are my Son” (Psalms 2:8), “I will give you the uttermost parts of the earth.” (Psalms 2:12), “Kiss the Son.” (Honor, reverence the Son.)

It is interpreted of Christ in Acts 4:24; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5. The Holy Ghost here foretells, 1. The opposition that should be given to the kingdom of the Messiah. This opposition we see daily as we witness ungodly laws permitted and too much to be named which go against the morals of Almighty God. Psalms 2:1-3.


  1. 2. The baffling and chastising of that opposition, Psalms 2:4; Psalms 2:5. The setting up of the kingdom of Christ, regardless of that opposition, Psalms 2:6. 4. The confirmation and establishment of it, Psalms 2:7.


  1. 5. A promise of the enlargement and success of it, Psalms 2:8; Psalms 2:9. 6. A call to kings and princes (earth’s rulers) to yield themselves the willing subjects of this kingdom, Psalms 2:10-12.

We have here, I. Threatenings denounced against the adversaries of Christ’s kingdom, Psalms 2:1-6. II. Promises made to Christ himself, the head of this kingdom, Psalms 2:7-9.


III. Counsel given to all to espouse the interests of this kingdom, Psalms 2:10-12. This psalm, as Psalm 1 is necessary for our being accepted with God, it is also that we should be subject to the grace of his gospel and come to him in the name of a Mediator, that being Jesus Christ.


For the scriptures say to us there is only one mediator and only one who is accepted as the “lone mediator” between “the one and only true God and that mediator is Jesus Christ. We see in  Psalm  3  the royal dignity of the Redeemer (Jesus Christ), so this, by the example of David in distress, shows us the peace and holy security of the redeemed, how safe we really are, and think themselves (ourselves) to be, under the divine protection.

David, being now driven out from his palace, from the royal city, from the holy city, by his rebellious son, Absalom, 1. Complains to God of his enemies, Psalms 3:1; Psalms 3:2. 2. Confides in God, and encourages himself in him as his God, notwithstanding, Psalms 3:3. 3.

Recollects the satisfaction he had in the gracious answers God gave to his prayers, and his experience of his goodness to him, Psalms 3:4; Psalms 3:5. 4. Triumphs over his fears (Psalms 3:6) and over his enemies, whom he prays against, Psalms 3:7. 5. Gives God the glory and takes to himself the comfort of the divine blessing and salvation which are sure to all the people of God, Psalms 3:8.

Those speak best of the truths of God who speak experimentally; so David here speaks of the power and goodness of God, and of the safety and tranquility of the godly.

Thanks for reading! Jeanette Grattan Parker is the founder-superintendent of Today’s Fresh Start Charter School, 4514 Crenshaw Boulevard, L.A. 90043, 323-293-9826, www.todaysfreshstart.org, (Ask Dr. Jeanette TM) “Inquiring Minds Want to Know.” All articles are copyright. All rights reserved © Any errors? Let me know. References: The Holy Bible, Matthew Henry Commentary. Studylight.org.