Daily Devotions


Day 11

"He who sits in the heavens shall laugh..." Psalm 2:4

Text: Psalm 2


The Scriptures must be understood as a work involving both Divine and human authorship.

1. Human authorship

a) The human writer is allowed to employ his literary skills.
b) He is allowed to make use of his intellect, his emotions and everything that he can utilize to write effectively and accurately.

2. Divine authorship

a) God is involved in the writing of the Scriptures.
b) He is the One who brings inspiration to the writer.
c) He is also the One who will superintend the writing of the Scriptures so that the final product is without error, and hence infallible.


The Scriptures must ultimately be seen as a revelation from God. Without divine revelation man would not be able to comprehend the Person of God and His perfect will. The following text gives us a divine perspective of how God sees the dilemma of human rulers rebelling against His ordained Messiah-King.

“He who sits in the heaven shall laugh;
The LORD shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure.”

Psalm 2:4-5

Three Divine responses are revealed. The human kings have forgotten who they are dealing with. They are not merely dealing with a rival human king. They are dealing with He who is Lord. They are dealing with He who sits in heaven in supreme majesty.

1. Derision

The LORD will deride the puny and vain rebellious plots of mere human beings.

2. Display of wrath

He will display His wrath towards them.

3. Deep displeasure

He will distress them to express His deep displeasure at human arrogance.