Psalm 2:4 NKJV
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
The second psalm is a prophetic one that was quoted by the disciples in Acts 4 after they were persecuted. They were asking God for boldness to continue to proclaim the gospel despite the persecution they were receiving. As was normal for the saints in the Old and New Testaments, they opened their prayer with praise to God. They referred to this psalm to point out that the leaders never outsmart God. As in the case of the crucifixion of Christ, they only did what God determined had to be done to fulfill the plan of salvation. So the psalmist exalts the Lord as far above all men regardless of their position. God is not impressed by what wicked men can do. The Lord laughs at their pride, knowing they will be cut down in judgment. The psalmist concludes by saying, “Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” Praise the Lord!