Thorns to be thrust away

DAVID saw that the Son of God would not be allowed by the kings of the earth and their partisans to enter peaceably upon the possession of his throne; in fact they would do their best to prevent it. In his last words (2 Samuel 23) he styles them “a thornbush to be thrust away and consumed” (verse 6); and though they should fill the Son of God with iron and the shaft of a spear, he should nevertheless smite them, and by the power of the Eternal Spirit, be established in Zion as King over the nations to the utmost bounds of the earth, as testified in the second Psalm.

JOHN THOMAS, Phanerosis, page 74.