Daily Devotions


Day 10

"Against His anointed" Psalm 2:2d

Text: Psalm 2


We are introduced to the first prophetic-Messianic element in the following text.

“The kings of the earth set themselves
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

Psalm 2:2-3

1. A future element

a) This statement would not make a whole lot of sense if we apply it to David’s life-context when he wrote this psalm.
b) There were enemies but they were far more limited than the text suggests.
c) The text would make sense only if we see a prophetic-Messianic element.

2. Reference to the “Anointed”

a) The word “anointed” may be used in a general sense:-
i) It may refer to anyone who is “anointed” by God to serve Him.
ii) Prophets, priests and kings were all considered “anointed” ones.
iii) The oil of anointing is poured on the head of those chosen.
b) The word “anointed” may also be used in a very specific sense:-
i) It is a reference to the future “Messiah” whom God would send.
ii) The “Messianic” consciousness was developed over time.
iii) The “Anointed One” would then have a very special and specific reference to a future King.

3. Rejection of the LORD and of His Anointed

The text suggests to us outright rebellion and rejection of God and of His Anointed. Rejection of Jesus as The Anointed One must be anticipated. This was seen when Jesus came to earth. That spirit of rebellion has continued all this while and will become even more widespread over time. What a sobering prophetic thought!