Easter is in seven weeks. During this time let’s turn our attention to some of the psalms that speak of Jesus, our Messiah.
Psalm 2:1-12 CSB – 1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and his Anointed One: 3 “Let’s tear off their chains and throw their ropes off of us.” 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them. 5 Then he speaks to them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath: 6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” 7 I will declare the LORD’s decree. He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. 8 “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 “You will break them with an iron scepter; you will shatter them like pottery.” 10 So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling. 12 Pay homage to the Son or he will be angry and you will perish in your rebellion, for his anger may ignite at any moment. All who take refuge in him are happy.
When Jesus came to earth as a man, Philippians 2:6-8 CSB – 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. 7 Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, 8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross. Psalm 2, however, gives us another facet of the picture —Philippians 2:9-11 CSB – 9 For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow — in heaven and on earth and under the earth — 11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
As we enter this season leading up to Easter, when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, let’s remember . . .
He is the Sovereign God.
His sacrificial death on the cross was sufficient for all of our sins.
He died, and was buried, but death could not keep Jesus. He raised from the dead, and Hebrews 7:25 CSB – 25 Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!