Posts Tagged Psalm 2

Forum Friday

Apparently, I need Renah Thompson to post more often at Ophelimos.  She did an excellent job on the article, and it showed, because we had the most traffic here since the launch date. The results are in from the poll last week, and an overwhelming majority of the four votes cast indicated they wanted to see […]

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Responding to Psalm 3

For the entire study on Psalm 3, here are verses 1-2, verses 3-4, verses 5-6, and verses 7-8. I was a little bit surprised at the directions the study of this psalm took.  On the “First Impressions” post, I wrote, “I struggle with the practical application of psalms that talk about being attacked by enemies.  […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 2

I am celebrating my 9th anniversary with my lovely wife Esther today (we were married July 27, 2002).  My sister Katelyn has been gracious enough to write a guest response to the study on Psalm 2.  Katelyn will be a senior this year at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School.  She is the Sunday writer […]

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Responding to Psalm 2

For the entire study on Psalm 2, here is verses 1-3, verses 4-6, verses 7-9, and verses 10-12. I have to admit that even as a conservative, confessional Lutheran, there are times when I don’t take Martin Luther very seriously.  Luther is nothing if not a product of his own times.  If he wants to […]

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The Sweet Embrace – Psalm 2:10-12

Psalm 2:10-12 (For the first three installments on this study of Psalm 2, click here, here, and here) First Impressions The conclusion of this psalm begins with a “therefore”, just as in Psalm 1.  Whereas the “therefore” in Psalm 1 served as a summary statement, the “therefore” in Psalm 2 prescribes the appropriate response to the […]

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Christus Rex – Psalm 2:7-9

Psalm 2:7-9 (For the first two studies on Psalm 2, click here and here) First Impressions Verse seven marks a change in the point of view of the narration.  In verse six, God is speaking in response to the nations opposing Him.  In verse seven, the King whom God established is now speaking.  What the King […]

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God Responds to His Enemies – Psalm 2:4-6

Psalm 2:4-6 (For the first installment on this psalm, click here) First Impressions David moves from the planned opposition of God’s enemies to God’s personal response to all of their plans.  His response should be encouraging to believers everywhere and utterly terrifying to His enemies. What does God do in response to the plans of those […]

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The Problem of Persecution – Psalm 2:1-3

Psalm 2:1-3  First Impressions The psalm starts out with a rhetorical question.  The translation note in the NET (New English Translation) Bible reads, “The question is rhetorical. Rather than seeking information, the psalmist expresses his outrage that the nations would have the audacity to rebel against God and his chosen king.”[1]  The psalmist (King David, […]

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