Psalm 1 and 2 are considered the Introductory Psalms in the Psalter. Take notice Psalm 1 begins with the word “blessed” and Psalm 2 ends with the word “blessed.” A blessing in the Bible is anything that helps, enhances or benefits an individual. In Psalm 1 the blessing comes from reflecting on the Scriptures. In Psalm 2 it comes from taking refuge in the Savior. Psalm 1 begins with a Beatitude and Psalm 2 ends with a Beatitude.
Psalm 2 is both a Messianic Psalm (See Luke 24:27,44) and a Royal Psalm referring to the coronation of a Jewish King.
One of the more dangerous times for the nation Israel was between the death of a king and the investiture or coronation of the new king. This is when the enemy would attack, knowing the nation was the weakest, having no leader.
Psalm two addresses this situation. While this Psalm is written by David, it goes far beyond David to his greater Son Jesus. Peter said so in his sermon in Acts 2:34-36. Only Jesus Christ our Lord, has a universal kingdom (which is in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM ON THIS EARTH NOW) and a throne established forever, (see 2 Sam 7).
So the followers of this coming King, you and I, are in the precarious period waiting until His Throne is established on the Earth, which it will be for 1000 years. Like it was back days of the Jewish Kings, it is a dangerous time.
I think we see verses 1-3 taking place today, “nations are in an uproar and the peoples are devising a vain thing.” And the Kings (think world leaders, i.e. Putin, Jinping, Trump) take their stand, and the ruler, think governors etc., take counsel together. But notice for what reason the cabal comes together, to “tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us.” The world is casting off God’s way as found in God’s Word. So what are we to do? Join us Sunday for the answer.