Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Studying Psalm 2

STEP 1 - Observation

What are some of the key idea or word(s) that has been repeated throughout the Psalm?

STEP 2 - Interpretation

Psalm 2 begins with a curse and ends with a blessing.

Q: What is the main theme of the psalm?
A: God’s ultimate rule. A psalm written to celebrate the coronation of an Israelite king. It is also written for the coronation of Christ, the eternal King. It is futile for man to resist God and God’s plan on this earth.

Q: What was God’s response to the feeble efforts of men trying to over throw God?
A: God laughs.

Q: What is the key verse?
A: v. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

STEP 3 - Application

How can you laugh in response to adversity?

1. Know who your God is and who you are in Him
• Your Father, the King rules and reigns with authority. You who are God’s sons and daughters rules and reigns with Him with power and authority. (v.7 – 9)

2. Live your life with eternal perspective of circumstances and events.
• Christ is coming back! The second coming means wrath to all who rebel against God and great joy and refuge for all who by faith submit God’s rule and reign.

• The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Old Testament; Cook)
• Psalms Classic Library Edition by Marilyn Hickey

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