8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:8-11, King James Version
Most of us are familiar with the story of Israel conquering the holy land, and therefore Psalm 2, verse 8, seems to bring to mind visions of a great battle between believers and unbelievers with the assured victory going to the believers. I think, though, we miss the point of verse 8.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance.
How can the heathen be our inheritance if they remain heathens? Do you think, perhaps, God is telling us to ask for the conversion of the heathen, and He will answer our prayers?
Though we have the entire Word of God before us, we tend to live each day as though God really will not answer our prayers, especially in regard to the lost we encounter every day. Maybe God does not answer our prayers because we do not ask!
What further admonition does the Psalmist give?
Be wise . . . serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.
May God increase our faith and give us a vision for the lost who are all around us. Let us pray, and then see how God answers our prayers!
God Bless You,