From Abraham offering his son Isaac as a sacrifice before the angel stopped him, to the Exodus where Israel was called out of Egypt, to the Day of Atonement, to the paschal lamb, to the scapegoat where the sins of Israel where placed on this animal and sent outside the camp, into the wilderness, to the kinsman-redeemer...Jesus is the fulfillment of all these. The prophecy of His coming to earth through a virgin... and his baptism, where the Father speaks, "You are my Son", show and reveal who this only begotten Son is, and what the plan of Salvation is; Jesus. The Son who is King on Zion, the holy hill...to whom we will all bow and declare as Lord. Jesus is this Son in whom Psalm 2 speaks, being King of all nations and judge of all the earth.
1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
"Psalm 2 is a prophecy of Christ, that He would suffer, and through His suffering become King and Lord of the whole world. Within this psalm stands a warning against the kings and lords of this world: If, instead of honoring and serving this King, they seek to persecute and blot Him out, they shall perish. This psalm also contains the promise that those who believe in the true King will be blessed.
This psalm flows from the First Commandment, in which God promises to be our God, who will help us in every trouble and will work all good for us-just as He has, through Christ, delivered us from sin, death, and hell and brought us to eternal life. This blessing is what we pray for in the Second Petition of the Lord's Prayer-that His kingdom come."
"Thanks be unto You, O Lord Jesus Christ, because You were once dead, and by Your blood redeemed us from sin and everlasting torment. We desire to serve You all the days of our life. Preserve us in the midst of so many enemies, and by Your might hand preserve us for Your eternal kingdom! Amen."(Reading the Psalms with Luther)