In our study this morning, we learn that the Father has set Jesus Christ as King upon His holy hill. He is a king who is to be cherished. A king who is to be adored. A king who is our Redeemer.
But The Psalmist begins with a question, “Why do the nations rage?” Why is it that the kings of the earth rebel against The Lord and His anointed? When the apostles were set free after being threatened and ordered to stop speaking and teaching in The Name of Jesus – following the miracle of healing done on the lame man – they quoted this verse as they lifted up their voice in prayer against the opposition (Acts 4:21-26).
The Father has sent His Son into the world to save sinners, not condemn them (John 3:17). Thus, this Psalm depicts The Father telling King Jesus to ask Him for the souls of man unto the uttermost parts of the earth. And that call of salvation goes out to all mankind today. King Jesus will one day rule and reign over all the earth. But today He rules and reigns in the hearts of those who trust in Him.
Is Jesus Christ your king?