“I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” Psalm 2:7-12
The educators of Faith Lutheran School of Plano are involved in a variety of ongoing studies. The faculty studies the Scriptures and other topics related to their vocations as educators. Some are pursuing advanced degrees or certifications. Our FLS faculty are ongoing learners!
Recently, the faculty looked at an article written by Charles Gieschen entitled, “All Scripture is Pure Christ.” (CTQ 81:1-2, January/April 2017). We discussed Biblical interpretation in light of the person and work of the God-Man, Jesus Christ. Luther’s understanding of Psalm 2 was cited as an example for us.
I encourage you to be an ongoing student of the Holy Scriptures too. Read Psalm 2 and consider Luther’s approach to Biblical interpretation.
Luther, “Treatise on the Last Words of David” (1543), AE 15:279.
“Thus we again find two distinct persons here [Psalm 2], the Father and the Son; and the Holy Spirit is present although not especially mentioned. It is he who composed and put into words this psalm, introducing the Father and the Son in their own words. Thus the distinctive trinity of person in one indivisible divine essence is professed here together with the fact that the Son is Man and Messiah, just as this is professed in the last words of David.