The One enthroned in Heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at [all of] them…
What Does God Think About the Powers At Be? – Psalm 2:1-6
1 Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against His anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
4 The One enthroned in Heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at [all of] them.
5 He rebukes them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed My king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
In this Psalm, we are told about the adversaries to Christ (2 Cor. 4:4; Eph 2:2). Jesus tells us that this world (earth) is the kingdom of Satan, and unconverted men of every rank, party and character will be stirred up by him to oppose the good will and intentions of God. But the rulers of this world, the all rich and powerful, have generally been most active.
Thus, the truths and precepts of Christianity — God’s Law — are against worldly and temporal projects and lusts. In this psalm we are told what the opposers will aim for in their opposition. They will try to break apart the moral bands of conscience and divine cords of God’s Commandments; casting them as far away from you as they possibly can. Ironically, these adversaries of the faith (and the faithful) can show no good cause for opposing so just and Holy divine government, which, if were to be received by all, would bring upon Heaven on earth.
However, take comfort! Even though it appears as though evil is winning, adversaries to God will achieve no real or lasting success in the opposition of so powerful a Kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all the power both in Heaven and on earth. He is Lord of all, Head over all things, and has already been victorious. This means He has won and will win over every last restless plot and scheme of the enemy. While evil may have its hour, the Lord will have His day!
Christ’s throne, His Church, the Mystical Bride of Christ, is set up in the heart of every believer. This means that He is with you wherever you go … and if He is with you, my friend, who dare be against you? (Rom 8:31)