Read Psalm 2 today.
What is the fate of those plotting against the Anointed one?
What are the kings of the earth to do?
What happens to those who take refuge in God?
God is sovereign over all rulers of the earth.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
For those who are still worshipping evil rulers to see the absurdity and futility of their efforts.
For those who feel frustrated and hopeless because of their repeated failures to break away from the grip of sinful habits or addictions and to realize that they can take refuge in Jesus Christ, who rules.
For our joy and hope in the ultimate and almighty ruler God.
For our commitment to Jesus Christ as the only ruler of our hearts, thoughts, and actions, and for our lives to reflect this commitment.
The Coronation of the King
Act I – The Nations Speak
1 How dare the nations plan a rebellion.
Their foolish plots are futile!
2 Look at how the power brokers of the world
rise up to hold their summit
as the rulers scheme and confer together
against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:
3 “Let’s come together and break away from the Creator.
Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains
of God and his Christ!”
Act II – God Speaks
4 God-Enthroned merely laughs at them;
the Sovereign One mocks their madness!
5 Then with the fierceness of his fiery anger,
he settles the issue and terrifies them to death with these words:
6 “I myself have poured out my King on Zion, my holy mountain.”
Act III – The Son Speaks
7 “I will reveal the eternal purpose of God.
For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son.
And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal.
Today I became your Father.
8 Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it,
and they shall become your legacy.
Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.
9 And you will shepherd them with unlimited authority,
crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!’ ”
Act IV – The Holy Spirit Speaks
10“Listen to me, all you rebel kings
and all you upstart judges of the earth.
Learn your lesson while there’s still time.
11Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God.
Recognize his greatness and bow before him,
trembling with reverence in his presence.
12Fall facedown before him and kiss the Son
before his anger is roused against you.
Remember that his wrath can be quickly kindled!
But many blessings are waiting for all
who turn aside to hide themselves in him!”