Vs. 1-3 show the misguided thinking of those who oppose God’s plan;
Vs. 4-6 show God’s power to ignore man’s opposition and carry out His plan;
Vs. 7-9 show God’s Son will have power to defeat all opponents;
Vs. 10-12 show God will accept all opponents who learn to trust in His Son.
In the New Testament, the church of Christ, led by Apostles Peter and John, attributed authorship of this Psalm to King David, and the events of Jesus’ death as having been described hundreds of years before by its inspired writer (Acts 4:23-31). Thus, this Psalm has absolutely NO reference to yet another attempt to hinder God sending His Son at some future time, as millennialists teach. NO ONE was able to stop God’s Gospel plan to send His only begotten Son to die on the cross and establish the kingdom, which, during Jesus’ life, was “at hand” (Matthew 4:17). Those who obey the Gospel for their salvation are added by the Lord to the church (Acts 2:38, 41, 47), and at the same time “delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13).
After His resurrection, Jesus claimed, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18), which no one can dispute! Jesus first came to give everyone an opportunity to be saved, and will come a second time to separate the lost from the saved forever (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43).