Serve the Lord with Fear; Celebrate His Rule with Trembling–Psalm 2:7-11
He said to me, “You are My son;
today I have become your Father.
8 Ask Me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate His rule with trembling.
When the Lord told King David that He was His Father, look at what He said to him: “I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, when the Creator of Heaven and earth becomes our Lord, we are equipped with a power (protection, provision, and divine authority) that we could not possess otherwise. On the flip side however, the warning of King David should also be taken into consideration: “Be warned…serve the Lord with fear and celebrate His rule with trembling.”
The Bible makes clear that God will not be mocked (Gal. 6:7). In one way or another, whatever a man reaps so will he sow. But a point must also be made about the greatness of our Almighty Father’s Lordship. His sovereign rule, commands and precepts are all for our benefit – for our greater good. While it is wise to reverently fear Him, it is equally wise to praise Him for His goodness. Today, ask God to strengthen your faith in Him. Thank Him for His rule over your life. When you make Him a priority – when you trust Him with your future – He will make you His priority and you will be blessed: “Blessed are those who take refuge in Him” (v 12).
[Read and meditate on this psalm today. How does it speak to you? Let us know in the comment section below.]