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.
Psalm 2:11 – “Serve the Lord with fear…” This is a commandment of Scripture particularly directed at nation leaders to serve the God of Scripture, the only God there is, with fear and rejoice with trembling, to make homage to the Son of God lest He be angry with them.
Any nation leader who does not consciously worship the triune God of Scripture, is sinning against God. This is true of course about anyone who does not worship God. But this is a solemn warning to rulers to lead their people as worshippers of the one true God or suffer at the judgement seat.
The Psalm makes it clear also that it is the Son of God whom they will answer to. Jesus Christ is to have the pre-eminence in everything (Col.1:18) including the lives and rulings of the kings of the earth.
Pray for those in authority over us. Every law that is not born out of the fear of God and reverence for the Son is another sin for which they must account. Frightening.