Daily Devotions


Day 14

"Ask of Me, and I will give You..." Psalm 2:8

Text: Psalm 2


It was common practice for ancient kings to not only proclaim royal decrees but also to grant royal boons. A king in the ancient days could proclaim his heir and then grant him a royal boon. We catch a glimpse of a similar thing in the following text.

“Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Psalm 2:8-9

1. The Privilege of asking of a Royal Boon

a) This is extended to the Royal Heir to the throne.
b) Whatever is asked for will be granted.

2. The Extent of the Royal Boon granted

a) Whatever is asked for would be the “inheritance” of the Heir to the throne.
b) The Heir may ask for “the nations” or “the ends of the earth”.
c) There is deep assurance that the Royal Boon would be honoured.

3. Divine authority

a) Together with the granting of the possessions of the ends of the earth, Divine authority would also be given.
b) “A rod of iron”
i) This would be equivalent to the royal scepter, a symbol of authority.
ii) The scepter is called “a rod of iron” because of anticipated resistance to this royal decree.
c) “You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel”
i) The Royal Heir would have absolute power and authority.
ii) The resistance of wicked enemies would be as weak as a “potter’s vessel”.