Psalm 2:10,11 “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.”
[To resist you, Lord, is not wise–to fight the undefeatable One is total foolishness. It is a guarantee of failure, the certainty of unnecessary, unprofitable suffering. And it is not just surrender you want, Lord, but willing, wholehearted service, seeing you for who you are: Creator, King and Conqueror. You are Triune in your work, Trustworthy in your love and Terrible in your wrath against sin.
In your mighty Sovereignty you are to be feared; before you we should tremble, for we deserve your punishment, we are worthy of your wrath, you have every right to send us to hell right now. Yet you greet us with love, you extend the scepter of forgiveness, you clothe us with your righteousness, you welcome us into your family and grant us great joy—what cause to rejoice! To celebrate! To bask in your love! To exalt your name!
This then leads us to walk in the fear of the Lord–meaning we stand in awe of you, caring very much what you think, making your Word supreme in our decisions, reinforcing our commitment to obedience by fearing the consequences of disobeying you.]
Psalm 2:12 “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment.”
[Such a kiss is an act of submission to your greatness. It is wise and good to accept your love, surrender to you, acknowledge that you, Lord Jesus, are the eternal Son of the Father, fully God, worthy of worship and accepting of ours. To fail to surrender to your proffered salvation puts us in danger of your righteous wrath, which can easily bring an end to all that we cherish. In contrast, when we abandon our way for yours and cherish you, then we are safe.
Praise be to you for your goodness, O Great and Awesome Ruler of all. In the light of your powerful presence, I surrender afresh to you, embracing your Word as my measure, eagerly entering the day to join you in whatever adventure of difficulty, danger or delight you may have for me. To you be honor and glory in it.]]