by Brad Scott
Mizemor (Psalm) 2:1-3Why do the nations rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YHVH, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
This psalm is understood by most commentators to be a future event. A time when the nations or gentiles (those who truly are not children of YHVH) shall stand against YHVH. Their rulers and leaders shall counsel together against YHVH. Not by denying that He exists or by denying that "He is Lord" but rather by conspiring to break YHVH and His anointed's bands asunder. The word bands here is the Hebrew word musar (מסר). This word means instructions, traditions, and corrections, i.e., something handed down. It is the basis for the word massorite, who are those who preserved the Hebrew text in the diaspora, by producing a written vowel system.
Sh'aul spoke often of these instructions and traditions.
1Corinthians 11:1-2Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Messiah. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances [musar], as I delivered them to you.
2Timothy 3:14-17But continue thou in the things which thou has learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yeshua'. All scripture is given by inspiration of ’Elohiym, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction [musar], for instruction [musar] in righteousness, That the man of ’Elohiym may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
There will be a religion, warns our King, that will rise up in the last days (according to Kefa (Peter), the last days began with Shavuot (Pentecost) in Acts 2) that will ackowledge "the Lord" but will counsel together to break YHVH's instruction, correction and tradition, and cast off His cords from them. Hmmm. Now who could that be?
Shalom Alecheim! ◊