Serve Yahweh (Ps 2:10-2:12)

“Now therefore,

O kings!

Be wise!

Be warned!

O rulers of the earth!

Serve Yahweh with fear!

Serve Yahweh with trembling!

Kiss his feet!

He will be angry.

You will perish in the way.

His wrath is quickly kindled.

Happy are all who take refuge in him.”

The rebellious kings were warned to fear Yahweh and his king. They should be wise. They have been warned. All rulers should have fear and trembling before Yahweh. They were to kiss his feet. Yahweh did not have feet, but his King David would have feet. If you got Yahweh angry, you would perish because he was quick to anger. However, those who took refuge in Yahweh would be happy and blessed. Thus we have a royal psalm about Yahweh as the real national and international king. However, he wanted his son David, and by extrapolation, a future king, the anointed one to be king of the earth. Anyone who got in his way would be in trouble. Yahweh was quick to anger and ready to destroy if he saw fit.