Children’s One Year Study Thru The Bible – June 1, Psalm 2, God Laughs At His Enemies


This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Psalm 2) while we focus in on just a few verses.

Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors.  It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.  This Psalm expresses the confidence of God that His Son will prevail against all those who oppose God.   

Ask the children…

How does God react to His human enemies?

“But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
    The Lord scoffs at them..”
(Psalm 2:4)

Who has God sent to deal with His enemies and His friends?

“Submit to God’s royal son,[e] or he will become angry,
    and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
    But what joy for all who take refuge in him!”
(Psalm 2:12)

When it seems like our enemies here on earth are winning and we feel overwhelmed, we need only read this Psalm and realize that God has already won the battle.  His Son Jesus has come and defeated satan and every enemy and God has provided us with a place of refuge and joy. 

Ask your children what enemies are getting them down?  Ask them to explain why they feel the way they do.  Share your own struggles.  Read this Psalm together and discuss who is really in charge and what He has for us in His Son.  Spend some time rejoicing in the victory we already enjoy in Jesus. 

Feel free to share your own stories below in the comments section.
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