In the previous part of this study on Psalm 2, we looked at the ongoing spiritual war between God and Satan. Today I'll look at verse 4 for the first reason why God is laughing at His enemies.
Psalm 2:4 - "He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them."
God laughs at Satan and all the politicians in league with him as they attempt to thwart God's purposes in history. He laughs for three reasons.
First, the passage says, "The Lord scoffs at them." The Hebrew here means literally that "the Lord has them in derision."
In short, this means that no matter what Satan does, God sees to it that it backfires in his face to the glory of Jesus. Psalm 76:10 says that even "the wrath of Man" shall go to the praise of God.
In this regard, Satan has got to be the most frustrated personality on planet earth. All his schemes ultimately fail. All his plots sooner or later unravel.
The Cross is the classic example. Satan thought he had gained his greatest victory. Instead, it proved to be a defeat. God took history's most dastardly event and converted it into something majestic through the power of the resurrection.
In World War I Satan managed to put together a conflict of unparalleled carnage, but God worked through the evil of that war to accomplish a spiritual purpose. He liberated the land called Palestine from the Turks and delivered it into the hands of the British who immediately proclaimed it to be a homeland for the Jews.
Likewise, during World War II, God worked through the incredible evil of Satan's Holocaust to prepare the Jewish people for their homeland. They came out of the Holocaust saying, "Never again! Never again! We are going to have our own land, our own nation, our own state." Accordingly, they began to return to Israel by the hundreds of thousands.
God used World War I to prepare the land for the people. He worked through World War II to prepare the people for the land.
God sits in the heavens and laughs while Satan writhes in frustration.
In the next part of this study on Psalm 2, I'll look at verse 5 for the second reason why God is laughing at His enemies.