A Psalmist’s Perspective

12 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalms 2:1-3)

I love passages like this, because of how clearly they are fulfilled in the New Testament. David knows that the Lord’s “anointed” one is the one that rulers will “take counsel together” against. In verses seven and twelve David even calls the anointed one God’s “son”. He then goes on to further lengths and proceeds to paint a very accurate picture of God:

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalms 2:10-12)

David tells us, quite truly, that If we disobey the Lord, and live in a life of bondage to sin, we should fear God. The kings and rulers of the Earth, to which David addresses verses ten and eleven, were obviously doing this (something we see in the first three verses). However, if we “kiss the Son”, meaning that if we love the Son and find our refuge in Him, not only will we not “perish”, but we will be blessed. Not necessarily blessed with physical things, but certainly blessed in Spirit.

In conclusion: Even David, so many years before Christ was even born, was writing about the events leading up to Christ’s death. Christ’s death and Resurrection is the subject of the entire Bible, and it should be the subject of our lives too. It’s what gives us hope and encouragement, and sustains us when sometimes it seems like we aren’t so blessed.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Delivered Through Love


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3 responses to “A Psalmist’s Perspective

  1. Naphtali

    January 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    you keep coming up with some spirit filled words that hit me in what I am writing about! must be a God thing!

    • Joshua Cleveland

      January 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Thank you for the encouragement, and I agree, it really must be a God thing. 🙂


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