The Reign of the Messiah
Whereas Psalm 1 describes the individual’s way with God—either blessed and planted or cursed and scattered—Psalm 2 reveals the plight of nations. Nations rage against God and perish, or they learn wisdom, kiss the Son, rejoice, and are blessed by Him. Over half of Psalm 2 is quoted in the New Testament, providing us with divine commentary on its meaning and direct relevance to the here and now. The reason that the world thinks Jesus is irrelevant to everything outside the walls of evangelicals’ hearts is because we have not understood and believed this psalm.