The Nations & The Messiah
Psalm 2 has traditionally been thought to be a continuation of Psalm 1. In this psalm we are introduced to the Messiah and the uproar of the nations. As we look into the psalm, we will focus on three important Hebrew words:
משיח (Mashiach) = “Messiah”
מוסרות (mos’rot) [pl.] / מוסר (musar) [s.] = “instruction + discipline”
“The musar of the Messiah is the musar of moral self-discipline which He teaches, thus inhibiting the unbridled desires of mankind and saddling man with duties. These limitations are repugnant to the nations who yearn to free their conscience from any inhibitions.” (R’ Samson Raphael Hirsch)
אדני (Adonai) = “Lord/Master”
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed ]David] in the midst of his brothers. And the spirit of Adonai rushed upon David from that day forward.
Acts 13:32-33 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Yeshua, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.”
Revelation 2:25-27 Only hold fast what you have until I come. The one who conquers and who keeps My works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I Myself have received authority from My Father.
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