Psalm 2 was a great comfort and encouragement to pray for the Apostolic Church.
The religious and civil authorities sought to silence the proclamation of the Good News, but in the face of deadly threats, the Church resorted to prayer. They quoted from Psalm 2, and they applied its message to their circumstances.
The burden of their prayer was not to escape suffering and persecution; it was that God would pour out his Holy Spirit on them that the gospel would be confirmed and that they might boldly preach that good news and not fear to disobey human authority.
Bob Vincent has been the pastor of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Louisiana since 1975. He and his wife Sandy were married in 1968; they have five children and eleven grandchildren to date. ¬†In 1984, Grace established Grace Christian School, K-12. ¬†Bob is a native of South...