Nick Batzig is an associate editor for Ligonier Ministries and is a pastor at Wayside PCA in Signal Mountain, TN. Nick served as the organizing pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, GA from 2009-2018. Nick also served as the editor of Reformation21 and the Christward Collective—sites of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Nick regularly writes for Tabletalk Magazine, He Reads Truth, Modern Reformation, Church Leaders, and Christianity.com. In July 2019, Nick accepted a new call to work as an associate editor for Ligonier Ministries and to serve as a pastor at Wayside PCA on Signal Mountain, TN. He is published in Jonathan Edwards and Scotland (Dunedin, 2011) and Jonathan Edwards for the Church (EP Publishing). From 2012–2016, Nick hosted the podcast, “East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards.” Nick has taught on pastoral leadership at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Nick and his wife, Anna, have three son, Micah, Eli, and Judah.
Key Words: Rage, Plot, Counsel, Laughs, Derision, Rod, Serve
Keystone Verse: He who sits in the heavens laughs. (Psalm 2:4)
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. 5 Then He will speak to them in His wrath, and terrify them in His fury, saying, 6 “As for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy hill.” 7 I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 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.