Would you approach the world heavy weight boxing champion and pick a fight with him? You probably answer, “I’m not such a fool as that!” But it is even more foolish to try and fight God. A boxer would probably be too powerful for you; God is all powerful and you haven’t got a chance against Him. So lay down your arms! Surrender! Be wise! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 2:1-12 (ESV)
1 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 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.
“So Psalm 1 is not only an ideal for which we should strive, but it is also the description of our Savior who fulfilled all righteousness for us. Our delight, then, is in the Word ― both written and incarnate. Psalm 2 moves from the very personal focus of Psalm 1 to the great cosmic drama of redemption in the covenant community. It gives us the big picture of salvation and of world history. It presents the defiance of the world in rebellion against God, His king, and His ways. The world wants a self-destructive freedom rather than the liberty of the sons of God. As Calvin wrote, ‘Let this, therefore be held as a settled point, that all who do not submit themselves to the authority of Christ make war against God.’ The psalm also shows man’s delusion to think that he is able to make war against God. He is like the wicked man of Psalm 7:15-16: ‘He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls upon his own head, on his own skull his violence descends.’ Rebellion against God always leads to defeat.” [W. Robert Godfrey, Learning to Love the Psalms, (Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust, 2017), p. 29]