I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession. Psalm 2:7-8
In the Old Testament, we see picture after picture of the Messiah, the heir of David who will bring ultimate salvation, not only to His own people, but to the nations. In Psalm 2 we see the picture of our sovereign God who laughs at the nations who rage against Him. I also see a promise that God is in control, He WILL send His Son, and the nations WILL ultimately bow before Him. The Apostle Paul looks forward to that; in the opening verses of Romans we read,
“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,
And Paul says in Philippians 2:9-11
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Let’s pray that the nations will see Him and rejoice in His grace now! Our missons prayer, “Make the nations Your heritage!”