Psalms 2* Threatenings against the enemies of Christ's kingdom. (1-6)Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. (7-9) Counsel toall, to espouse its interests. (10-12)1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ.As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of everyrank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose thecause of God. But the rulers of the earth generally have beenmost active. The truths and precepts of Christianity are againstambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aimat in this opposition. They would break asunder the bands ofconscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will notreceive, but cast them away as far as they can. These enemiescan show no good cause for opposing so just and holy agovernment, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven uponearth. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful akingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and inearth, and is Head over all things to the church,notwithstanding the restless endeavours of his enemies. Christ'sthrone is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of allbelievers. 7-9 The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternaldecree of God the Father. This our Lord Jesus often referred to,as what he governed himself by. God hath said unto him, Thou artmy Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art myLord, my Sovereign'. The Son, in asking the heathen for hisinheritance, desires their happiness in him; so that he pleadsfor them, ever lives to do so, and is able to save to theuttermost, and he shall have multitudes of willing, loyalsubjects, among them. Christians are the possession of the LordJesus; they are to him for a name and a praise. God the Fathergives them to him, when, by his Spirit and grace, he works uponthem to submit to the Lord Jesus. 10-12 Whatever we rejoice in, in this world, it must always bewith trembling, because of the uncertainty of all things in it.To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom andinterest. Let him be very dear and precious; love him above all,love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did, to whom muchwas forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet, #Lu 7:38|.And with a kiss of loyalty take this yoke upon you, and give upyourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by hisprovidence, and entirely devoted to his cause. Unbelief is a sinagainst the remedy. It will be utter destruction to yourselves;lest ye perish in the way of your sins, and from the way of yourvain hopes; lest your way perish, lest you prove to have missedthe way of happiness. Christ is the way; take heed lest ye becut off from Him as your way to God. They thought themselves inthe way; but neglecting Christ, they perish from it. Blessedwill those be in the day of wrath, who, by trusting in Christ,have made him their Refuge
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