Psalms 2:6
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6  “But I have installed My king on Tzion, My holy mountain!”

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ו  וַאֲנִי נָסַכְתִּי מַלְכִּי עַל־צִיּוֹן הַר־קָדְשִׁי׃

2:6   My king on Tzion

As opposed to Psalm 1 which heralds the man who walks in the ways of Hashem, Psalm 2 is directed to nations and kings, rebuking those derelict peoples who reject the Lord and seek to destroy Israel. The Sages suggest various possibilities to explain to which enemy the psalm refers: Nimrod, Pharaoh, or Gog and Magog. But regardless who the enemy is, he is ultimately doomed to destruction. Hashem has chosen a king from among the Children of Israel who will serve as His anointed one on Tzion, His holy mountain. Once the People of Israel conquer and settle the land, the anointed one, king of Israel, will assume the role of defender of his people and will protect Israel from harm.

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  • It so reminds me of what is going on in the world today. Especially here in America. What is going on in the UN trying to turn Israel into a two state separation. God would never allow this. Yet the UN, The world system would. Regardless of what Israel wants, God Wants. Israel had indeed become a cup of trembling among the nations and this is good. God will never desert the Nation and People of Israel. The people of Israel have always loved God and will not ever betray him. Funny how what was written so long ago has become so much alive and has so much even greater meaning today.

    • Shalom Carl. As I read your comment, I wondered if you had read history … or the Scriptures. You claim that God would never allow a two state system, but He has allowed a multiple state system. The Biblical borders of Israel go from the great river of Egypt to the Euphrates. How many modern day states are in that territory that belongs to Israel?

      In addition, you claim that the people of Israel have always loved God and will never betray Him. Have you read the prophets? Have you been to Tel Aviv lately? (Many of) the people of Israel need to repent … teshuvah … and walk in His ways. Those who claim to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, need to keep His commandments. This includes those who call themselves Christians. Shalom

      • Shalom Tom. You are absolutely right, but what you are talking about is the boundaries of the United Kingdom of Israel under Saul, David, and Solomon. You are also right on the second count, the people of Israel did turn from God which is why the Kingdom was split in two and 10 tribes of Israel were sent into exile because of their idolatry and unfaithfulness.

        But Carl is also right you read Ezekiel 37, there is a day coming when the tribes will be reunited into one Kingdom, and yes ther will always be people who say and profess one thing and act or do something else.

        But on the day of the Lord when our Mashiach returns and separates the sheep from the goats, which side are you going to be on? Which side is the nation of Israel going to be on? I ask myself the same question, which side am I going to be on? They’re questions we have to search our own hearts for the answers to, and when we search our own hearts may you find true peace in the Lord.

        Blessings to all.

  • We should keep in mind that while there is an earthly king spoken of the Lord Himself is our Holly anointed King and we would do well to respect that fact.

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