Lord, why do so many people fight against you?
Why do so many people think their own path is better than yours?
World leaders stand against you.
They want nothing to do with Jesus.
They hope they can crush your people through persecution or by tempting them to accommodate to a way of life that doesn’t please you.
God, you laugh at our futile attempts to rule ourselves.
You mock us and make us pay with your anger.
You have put your king in charge. King Jesus!
He is going to come back again and show everyone who is really in charge.
This is your plan:
Father in heaven, you have anointed your Son to be the ruler of all people.
All the nations belong to him.
Everything on earth is under his authority.
Jesus will rule and not let evil people exist.
Jesus will make those who disregard him as useless as broken dishes.
Knowing this our leaders ought to be wise and good.
They should take this as a warning.
They should serve Jesus.
They should rule with healthy fear and know that they will be held accountable for their actions by King Jesus.
They should bow to Jesus and rule according to his standards if they do not want to face his anger.
For when Jesus gets angry – look out!
He destroys every object of his anger.
This could happen at any moment, for he will come back when least expected.
If they want to be blessed instead of cursed they would be wise to stay close to the Leader of leaders.
Devotion by Cora Goodyear
This psalm is a prophecy of Christ: v7 says “… You are my Son…” v8 says “Ask of me, and I will make you the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” And v12 says “Kiss the Son…” The psalm also includes a warning to kings and rulers to be wise and serve the Lord. The psalm ends with v12 saying “…Blessed are all who take refuge in him”
Psalm 2:8 “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession.”
In v8 – God, before Jesus was born, proclaimed a decree that he would give Jesus the following as his inheritance-
How wonderful to know the nations and all the earth are inherited by Jesus. He who became human, paid in price for our sins and intercedes for us with God.
Parents often leave their children an inheritance – their possessions. They do so because their children are their sons or daughters and because they care for them. God did the same for His son ‘Jesus’. God decreed that Jesus would inherit the nations and all the earth which he had created. Jesus would have power both over people and all the earth.
That is a much greater inheritance than any of us humans will inherit or could ever imagine. But we can rest in the knowledge that it’s our King (a King we have chosen) who is in control of the nations and the uttermost parts of the world.
Point: To remember we are the most precious inheritance of Jesus.