daily reading 11.3 (Psalm 2)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray like David:

Rulers, wise up! Be warned,
And worship at his throne!
With trembling joy, all people, bow
To Jesus Christ alone!
His wrath, so quickly lit,
Would burn you right in place.
Then blest be every one who flies
For refuge to his grace. Amen.

Psalm 2

      • Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and his Anointed One: 3 “Let’s tear off their chains and throw their ropes off of us.”
      • 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the LORD ridicules them. 5 Then he speaks to them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath: 6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
      • 7 I will declare the LORD‘s decree. He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You will break them with an iron scepter; you will shatter them like pottery.”
      • 10 So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling. 12 Pay homage to the Son or he will be angry and you will perish in your rebellion, for his anger may ignite at any moment. All who take refuge in him are happy.

For yourself pray:

  • That you find refuge today and the last day in God’s Son

Other people to pray for:

  • For those you know who think God’s laws are handcuffs

A psalm setting to listen to:

  • Psalm 2 (YouTube, soloist with band)
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