Nations In An Uproar > The Scholars Corner
Volume II, Issue 2 Fall 1994 Nations In An Uproar Dr. E. Lee Bez O Theophilus is the Quarterly Journal of The Center For Biblical Literacy Nations In An Uproar Why are the nations in an uproar, and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed: “Let us tear their fetters apart, and cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury: “But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain.” (Psalm 2:1-6 NAS) We who have crowned Jesus Christ King of Kings can find great value in the relevant and regal truths found in Psalm Two. This psalm is one of eleven “Royal Psalms,” a collection of psalms so designated because their theme is the supreme, sovereign rule of Jehovah as King.1 Some commentators have suggested that one, or a combination of Royal Psalms, were actually performed at the coronation of each new king.2 It is relevant to us ... Read more