But this king is not someone that is always popular with the world at large. Humanity is often hostile to what God wants because we all naturally want to do our own thing, and run our own lives our way; to be in charge of our own lives.
The trouble is, we are not good at this. We run our own lives and along the way hurt ourselves, others, and as a whole, we cannot figure out how to make this thing called 'life' work. That's because we are trying to do what only God can do.
In this psalm the songwriter is thinking of how the leaders of the nations of the world look to throw off God's ways and be 'free'. But God looks on and sees something which is just ridiculous and laughable! Little people thinking they know better than the God who made them, loves them, and is sovereign!
God has his king. Ultimately that is Jesus - king not of a geographical area, but of the world, and one to whom we must all bow one day. Kiss the Son - acknowledge him, worship him, take refuge in his loving leadership.
Here is Psalm 2:
Why do the nations conspire[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.