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The Kingdom of Judah has a new king. And Psalm 2 was penned to mark the occasion when that earthly king ascended to he throne of his ancestor. Yet the psalm points us beyond the mere accession of one of the many kings to reign in the southern kingdom between the death of Solomon and the exile, centuries before Christ. It points us to the ultimate David, David’s greater Son, who will rule supreme not just over a few surrounding nations but over all nations forever. That is, to God’s ultimate anointed Christ.
Let this royal psalm encourage us to be confident in God’s sovereign supremacy, and so to pray and plan accordingly. The God who laughs at all human presumption, and has already installed his ultimate King.