Monday, March 19, 2007

Ask and God will give you nations to dash to pieces

Psalms 2:8-9 Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.

You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

PERSONAL COMMENTARY


What do you think it meant to the original readers that they would receive the nations as their inheritance? Slavery?

Why would we want to rule the nations with an iron scepter and why would we want to dash them to pieces?

5 comments:

tiny tim said...

I'm pretty sure this Psalm isn't directed at us... David, and by extension Jesus, yes, but not us.

Roopster said...

Ok... then why would David and/or Jesus want to rule the nations with an iron scepter and why would they want to dash them to pieces?

tiny tim said...

Because of verses 1 & 2.

Also note that for verse 9, the KJV reads "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

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JL said...

This Psalm is speaking about Jesus, the Son, it references. He has and will fully inherit all nations in his millenial reign. Those who serve him will receive grace, those who refuse will be broken. Jesus said it this way, "Whoever falls upon this rock (meaning himself) will be broken, but whomever this rock falls upon, he will crushed beyond repair (grind him to powder literally)see Matt 21:44.

The Bible is not always to be taken literally, but it also contains symbolism, hyperbole (pluck out your eye etc) as well as a host of other literary devices. But one thing is for certain, it is the Word of God.