Daily Devotions


Day 15

"Now therefore, be wise, O kings..." Psalm 2:10

Text: Psalm 2


One of the special features of the Psalms is this element of challenging readers to make “appropriate response” to Divine truth revealed. Scriptures should always be read with the understanding that an appropriate response is necessary.

“Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth;
Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.”

Psalm 2:10-11

1. Addressees named

a) They may be kings.
b) They may be judges of the earth.

2. Application

a) The local context is addressed.
b) The present time context is also addressed.

3. Things to bear in mind

a) There is a strong future-prophetic element (Messianic).
b) Nevertheless the rule of the LORD God must be acknowledged and borne in mind.
c) Strong recommendations:-
i) Ultimately all serve “The LORD”.
ii) All human rulers ultimately are but “servants” of the Sovereign Lord.
iii) All should serve with a sense of reverence “fear”.
iii) All royal or judicial duties ought to be carried out with a sense of ultimate accountability to God Himself.
iv) Wisdom must be sought till this understanding of being subject to Divine Authority is obtained.