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Read Psalm 2


Read Psalm 2

Why do the nations plan rebellion?
Why do people make their useless plots?
2     Their kings revolt,
their rulers plot together against the Lord
and against the king he chose.
3     “Let us free ourselves from their rule,” they say;
“let us throw off their control.”
4     From his throne in heaven the Lord laughs
and mocks their feeble plans.
5     Then he warns them in anger
and terrifies them with his fury.
6     “On Zion,a my sacred hill,” he says,
“I have installed my king.”
7     “I will announce,” says the king, “what the Lord has declared.
He said to me: ‘You are my son;
today I have become your father.
8     Ask, and I will give you all the nations;
the whole earth will be yours.
9     You will break them with an iron rod;
you will shatter them in pieces like a clay pot.’ ”
10   Now listen to this warning, you kings;
learn this lesson, you rulers of the world:
11   Serve the Lord with fear;
12         tremble and bow down to him;b
or else his anger will be quickly aroused,
and you will suddenly die.
Happy are all who go to him for protection.

Think

‘From his throne in heaven the Lord laughs and mocks their feeble plans.’ (Ps 2:4)
Worship is about remembering that God is God – and we are not.

Pray

Spend some time in adoration – remembering that God is God – and we are not.


2 2.1, 2: Ac 4:25, 26
a zion: See Zion in Word List.
7 2.7: Ac 13:33; He 1:5; 5:5
9 2.9: Rev 2:26, 27; 12:5; 19:15
b Probable text tremble ... him; some other possible texts with trembling kiss his feet and with trembling kiss the Son and tremble and kiss the mighty one; Hebrew unclear.

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