Psalm 2: The Arrogance of Opposing the King and the Blessedness of Refuge in Jesus

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As we come to Psalm 2 we are, in many senses, in the second part of Psalm 1. There was a time when Psalm 1 and Psalm 2 were merged together as on Psalm that served as the introduction to the Psalter. While Psalm 1 begins with Blessed be the man, Psalm 2 ends with the same refrain.

In Psalm 1 the emphasis is on two ways of life: The way of the righteous and the way of the wicked and how each relates to God. In the second Psalm we see a third group, the rulers of the earth that are in opposition to God. So, the big idea that connects the two Psalms is this: Those who trust God and submit to Him are blessed, but those who oppose Him will be judged.