by Ebenezer Erskine
Being the Substance of Several Sermons on Psalm 2:6
PS. 2:6.—"Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion."
IN the first three verses of this psalm, we have an account of the strong opposition that is made to the kingdom and government of the Messiah. One would have thought, that when he came into the world, every knee would bow unto him, crying, "Hosanna to the Son of David;" and that all the sceptres of the earth should have been laid at his feet; but never was any government so much opposed. For, (1.) We are here told, that hell and earth take the alarm when he appears upon the stage: "The heathen rage," &c. (2.) The opposition they make is here described; it is spiteful and malicious; for they rage and gnash their teeth at him, filled with indignation against him, Luke 13:14; John 11:47; Acts 5:17, 33, and 19:28, &c. It is deliberate; they take counsel, &c. It is resolute; they "set themselves against the Lord," set their faces like flint, and make themselves a brow of brass. It is joint opposition; they combine. (3.) What they aim at by this opposition to Christ; they are children of Belial, that cannot endure the yoke, they cast away his cords, his commandments, his laws; these are what they resolve to break through. (4.) See how all these designs are baffled with the greatest ease, ver. 4, 5. (5.) Notice the stability of Christ's kingdom, notwithstanding of all these attempts of hell, in the words of my text, Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion.
Table of Contents
Sermon I: Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion - Psalm 2:6
Sermon II: Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion - Psalm 2:6
Sermon III: Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion - Psalm 2:6