Wait, so what’s the context of saying “Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” again? He gathered an army and a following and led … And Psalm 51 would be an example of that. Psalm 2 provides critical background for understanding both what it means and what it meant to recognize Jesus as messiah (i.e., the Christ) and Lord. Thus a number of psalms have been called “royal” psalms (2, 18, 20, 21, 28, 44, 45, 61, 63, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132) because they feature the king, portraying him as both the representative of Yahweh to the community and the representative of the community to Yahweh. Really a communal meal. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. However, there are plenty of historical reasons for … He's crying to God for forgiveness for this horrible thing that he's done. No heathen will be found in God’s eternal kingdom. And, I would like to thank my fiancé, my family, friends, classmates and all of you who thought it not robbery to listen to me talk about God’s Word just a little bit. David was no doubt a very skillful musician, the Bible mentions that he played the lyre for King Saul (1 Samuel 16:23), and the prophet Amos mentions that David invented instruments of music for worship of the Lord (Amos 6:5). There is also mention in the book of Samuel about David … On January 17, 2021 By Bill Pierce In Bible Commentary. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth…Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:1-11; 47:6-9; Jeremiah 3:17) “Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people…Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.” (Psalm 96:3-10) The LORD’S “name shall be great among the heathen.” (Malachi 1:11): “…So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory” (Psalm 102:13-17; Micah 7:16-17) The LORD “shall speak peace unto the heathen” (Zechariah 9:10-11). ( Log Out /  All during the entire seven thousand year history of “the first heaven and the first earth” (Revelation 21:1), our good, merciful, kind, longsuffering, and gracious God has made faith in his word, without works (Ephesians 2:8-9), the only way any heathen could be delivered from eternal torment. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:17-19, 36; 8:42-44) When any heathen rejects the counsel of God (Proverbs 1:24-25), he brings God’s eternal condemnation upon himself! <> This psalm was composed for the coronation of Israel's kings. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion." Some brief period after the church has been caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), “the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Malachi 4:5) will begin. endobj 2 0 obj At first, Psalm 110 might not seem to offer any clues about when it was written. So Psalm 2 was given eschatological significance – Jesus and the saints will subdue the nations at his return. He will receive “the gift of God [which] is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23)! Cain “knew God,” but he “glorified him not as God” (Romans 1:19-23). He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. -�L'����?%��������3�����jO��,�X/ubK��"���~}o��;�9����=����a�L�J.^�d ��{4�2�Ad���Z���ir8��������9��z|���u� ��V��@:]o.���vz�'���~YL��H�������b"Dž��T|���l�tNF�A���Ls���~�zZ��h�(~]��>@�l[��\~��l\�`$M��U�` David's son, Absalom, rebelled against his father. "The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it" (Psalm 68:11). The Story Behind the Psalm. By faith in the word of God (Romans 10:17), Cain’s brother “Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain…” (Hebrews 11:4-6) When the LORD encouraged Cain to do right, Cain continued to rebel against God. But when this present heaven and earth “pass away” (2Peter 3:10), and God makes “all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Shepherds did not drive their flocks, or leave them out on the hills to fend for themselves. A. The scripture declares: “He [Jesus] came unto his own [the Jews], and his own [the Jews] received him not. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: God looks at the way man plots against Him and He laughs. While many psalms emphasize either God’s heavenly reign or the reign of the earthly king, Psalm 2 celebrates both realities – God’s heavenly kingship and the earthly kingship of the Lord’s Selah. the Lord Jesus will baptize him “with the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 3:11): “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body [the church], whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1Corinthians 12:13) By these things the believer is made a member of Jesus Christ’s “body, the church” (Colossians 1:18). New Jerusalem—The apostle John declared: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. See 1 Chronicles 16.7-36 (which quotes Psalm 105.1-15), where David first assigned and organized the singing of psalms at the temple. Over sixteen hundred years after Adam, and immediately after the flood, the LORD commanded Noah: “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” (Genesis 9:6) Approximately 2500 years after the creation, “the law was given by Moses” (John 1:17). Jesus’ special status as king and divine son are suddenly revealed, but only for a moment and … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The apostle Paul said that it pleased God, “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” (Galatians 1:15-16; 2:9) The justification of the heathen was prophesied: “And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations [heathen] be blessed.” (Galatians 3:8; Acts 26:17-18; 28:28) When any heathen hears and believes with all his heart (Romans 10:9) “how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” (1Corinthians 15:3-4), he will be “born of the Spirit” (John 3:8). 3 0 obj Ex 15:1-15 - a song of triumph following the crossing of the Red Sea 2. 2. But as many [Jews and Gentiles] as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13) For example, when a woman of Canaan asked the Lord for mercy because her daughter was vexed with a devil, he answered her, saying, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24) When the woman received his words of truth and acknowledged that she was indeed a “dog,” the Lord declared her faith to be great and made her daughter whole from that very hour (Matthew 15:25-28). From Psalm 1 to Psalm 16, there is a history which we need to see. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. History and context. 4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. THE HISTORY OF PSALMS 1—16. <>/Metadata 358 0 R/ViewerPreferences 359 0 R>> The following scriptures prophesy of some of the conditions during the glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on this present earth: God will be exalted—The inspired psalmist prophesied: “The LORD of hosts is with us…Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. Good tidings for all heathen—At the time of the birth of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13) the angel of the Lord said unto the shepherds: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people [all heathen].” (Luke 2:10; 19:10). The “time of the heathen”—The scripture warns: “For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.” (Ezekiel 30:3) The day of the LORD is also called, “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Ezekiel 30:7). Verse 7 in the KJV says, Lift up your heads, O ye […] Chapter 2. It appears that the Lord preached to the spirits of these heathen between the time of his death on the cross and his glorious resurrection (Matthew 12:40), during the three days and three nights that he was in the heart of the earth. Then there are going to be other Psalms that were very tied to the ''history of Israel'' in various ways. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20-21). HEATHEN HISTORY – A brief overview – Psalm 2: Part Two, HEATHEN HISTORY – A brief overview – Psalm 2: Part Two. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. This is not just against a king in the Middle East. Psalm ninety two is a liturgical anthem celebrating the destruction of evil and the triumph and happiness of God's committed toddlers. Acts 4:24–26 in the New Testament attributes it to David. The history begins in Psalm 1 with a man appreciating the law, treasuring the keeping of the law, and highly appraising the keeper of the law. Context. Let’s turn our attention to the end of this psalm to discover why Psalm 24 was written. The rage of nations and the laugh of God. 1300 B.C.) Jewish interpretations of Psalm 22 identify the individual in the psalm with a royal figure, usually King David or Queen Esther. In Latin, it is known as "Quare fremuerunt gentes". Psalm 2 is the second psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Why do the heathen rage". First of all, I want to give honor to God in whose ways I am imperfectly trying to walk. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In Act One (2:1‑3), David raises the question about the chaos in the world, and the kings and rulers come forth in a chorus to say their lines (2:3). It might be an individual psalm expressing something that happened in David's life, and David wrote this psalm, we're told, coming out of that experience in his life. endobj This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Psalm 8. This is beautifully verified in Acts 4:25 where David is specifically mentioned as the author of the second Psalm. Historical Context Of Psalm 16 Psalm 2 does not identify its author with a superscription. Jehoshaphat encouraged his armies through an exhortation of psalms (2 Chronicles 20 .20-21). 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Historical Context Of Psalm 13 . This section contains 912 words (approx. A. Authorship: The King & The Priests. Demonstrates total commitment to God Lev 1: burned offering, an animal, or Lev 2 grain if you are a grain farmer Partially sacrificed to God. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 9 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 594.96 842.04] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.” (Psalm 110:5-6; Obadiah 1:15; Habakkuk 3:12; Haggai 2:22; Isaiah 13:9). Instead he brought the work of his own hands (Genesis 4:3). We noted that this threefold identity had more to do with their function than their context. The last heathen—One the great number of heathen who will follow Satan in his final rebellion against God after the thousand year reign of Christ (Revelation 20:2-10). 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