What Does Psalm 2:8 Mean?

'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

Psalm 2:8(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

This whole of Psalm 2 looks forward to the day when the Lord Jesus will be crowned as King of the whole earth and will set up His millennial reign over the nations. On that day He will rule the nations with a rod of iron, as God has promised, for Christ is the Lord's Anointed. He is the triumphant Messiah of Israel. He is the eternal Son of most hight God and He is the perfect Son of Man.

Satan became the god of this world when he tempted Adam to rebel against his Creator, but God in His grace purposed to redeem the fallen race of man and to return His sovereign rule over all the nations through the Man of His choosing.

Satan became prince of the power of the air, when man fell, but God purposed in His heart to return the reins of power to humanity, through His only begotten Son, the Man Christ Jesus. Psalm 2 explains that God's plan of redemption was to return man's dominion over the world through Christ, to make the nations His inheritance and to give Him the ends of the earth as His eternal possession.

Although Satan was to offer the earthly reins of power to Christ when He was tempted in the wilderness, the Lord Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, so that the shed blood of our Kinsman Redeemer could redeem mankind from the suffocating clutches of Satan.

Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, God raised Him up and exalted him to the highest place of honour by making the nations His inheritance and the ends of the earth His possession, ask of Me, were the Father's instructions to the Son, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession. 

The nations of the earth may conspire against the Lord and against His Anointed - they may mock our Saviour and imagine a vain thing. But God is our God and Christ is our Saviour and blessed is everyone who takes refuge in HIM.

My Prayer

Dear Lord and heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is my Saviour and that You lifted me from the fallen rebellions race of man and clothed me in Christ's righteousness and seated me together with Him in heavenly places - all praise to HIS name. AMEN

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