Jesus the Son of God has been appointed King over all the earth. God the Father has made the nations His inheritance and the ends of the earth His possession. The Father has consecrated the Son to do a work that no one else could do. Since He has saved through His finished work, He is preparing to one day collect all who have received His Salvation.
The declaration of the psalmist reminds us of God’s Sovereignty to bring about His Will throughout the Ages. In hindsight, we as believers see clearly how Jesus has fulfilled this holy appointment of submitting Himself to death and rising in glory. But we have yet to see Him face to face as the King of Kings and Lord of lords.
The words of the psalmist reveal but a dim reflection of what wondrous things would come through Jesus, things which we see and understand now that He has already brought us salvation. Still many have yet to hear and know what the psalmist knows: that God the Son is coming to bring about His perfect Righteousness and Justice upon the earth, and that all are caused to either revere Him or rebel against His holy Kingship. What will we do the Man called Jesus? May we give Glory to Him enthroned in Heaven at the Right Hand of the Father, and escape the wrath that is coming to those who conspire against Him.