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Psalm 2:8 - Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage...

Nahum O'Brien on May 25, 2018

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 

This news would further vex those in opposition to the LORD. Those whom raged against the LORD are counted but possessions of the Most High. The term heritage here means something inherited, an heirloom or a possession. One commentator notes, “It implies that by some previous arrangement on the part of God, he had already assigned an inheritance of the heathen, and the possession of the earth, to the person of whom he says, ‘Thou art my Son.” This is to say that the nations were the inheritance and the ends of the earth the possession the LORD always intended to give to His Son, the King. What fear this would strike into the heart of those nations, peoples, kings and rulers of the earth who opposed the LORD and His Anointed; that by simply asking, the King will be given the sovereign rule over them. As Spurgeon notes, “So Jesus hath but to ask and have.” Ask He did and His inheritance He did obtain. What then shall the Son, the King on Zion, do with those nations, peoples, kings and rulers who raged against Him and the LORD?