Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin shares how to pray Psalm 2.
[MUSIC PLAYING] You know, reading the Psalms is a bit like going into a museum, you don't look at every picture in the museum. You don't look at every vase. You pause over there just a few things and try to take them in. So when I'm reading a long Psalm like Psalm 2, I look for things that really speak to me.
And you know what this one speaks to me? It reminds me of the newspaper. When I was a kid, in our local newspaper, there was a guy who took out an ad. And it said why do the nation's rage and the people's imagine a vain thing? And then he'd go on to write about all those terrible things that were going on in the world.
Well I can still get caught up in those terrible things. I read the newspaper, I look at the internet, I watch TV, and I think terrible things are going on, what's happening?
Well the Psalm has something to react to that. It reminds you, trust in the Lord. Terrible things have been happening for hundreds and hundreds of years. Trust in the Lord, that's good enough.