Psalm 2 has the psalmist asking a very important question. “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain….against the Lord and against his anointed”? The reality is that God alone is in control. People can plot and plan all they want, but God has the power and they cannot do anything that He does not permit. God sits in heaven and laughs at them as they try to manipulate the world and take over the outcome of what is to come. They can rage all they want. God alone is in charge.
God talks about the power of prayer as He says “ask of Me, and I’ll make the nations your heritage and the ends of the earth your possession”. We often forget just how much power is at our disposal through prayer. God is not limited in His ability. He can absolutely do whatever He chooses. But He offers us the opportunity to tap into His power. We need to realize just how much we can do if we only ask. God is able, and willing. But we have to ask of Him.
The psalmist gives us instruction on what we should do. “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling”. It begins with a healthy respect of the God of the universe. We need to fear Him, which we will learn is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. We need to serve Him, and do that wholeheartedly and with all our being. And we need to rejoice in our service and fear, to the point that we tremble in awe and know that He is the God of the universe and the one in control of all things.
The psalmist goes on to say “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”. We need a relationship with God, close enough we can have the right to be intimate with Him. God expects us to have Him in His rightful place on the throne of our life. If we don’t, his wrath is kindled quickly. But God is a patient and holy God who wants us to see Him as our place of refuge and strength. We can take refuge in Him if we learn to trust and spend time with Him.