Warning to World Leaders

When I consider the state of this Nation in light of the words of Scripture, I find a recurring practice. Psalm 2 is David’s Psalm introducing God’s Anointed, His Messiah. In that psalm, God’s Spirit speaks through David about kings and rulers, who take counsel together against Yahweh and His Anointed. Today, the rulers of nations unintentionally fulfill prophecies essentially saying about God and His Anointed, “Let us burst Their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” Like a sailboat without anchors, foolish leaders lead their nations into billowing waves and ominous clouds when they cast off God.

How does God respond? “He who sits in Heaven laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury.” As the Lord speaks in Psalm 2, He will set His King on His holy hill. Christ reports the words of His heavenly Father to Him, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” From which, God promises to His Son that He will possess the nations and break them with a rod of iron. Therefore, God warns the rulers of the world stating,

“Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 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.”

Jesus Christ is now King (1 Tim 1:16–17; 6:13–15). His Kingdom has come (Col 1:13; Heb 12:28; 1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rev 1:6). He is now ruling the nations bringing justice and equity to the innocent and the just. No doubt – the corrupt rulers of this nation should be warned. They will come to justice in this life and the next. Therefore, kiss the Son of God, and take refuge in Him.

We would be foolish to think that we can escape in doing the same by casting off God and His Son. As we hold our confession of hope by not forsaking the Assembly, let us beware that if we go on sinning there no longer remains a sacrifice of sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire (Heb 10:23–27).

“How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?” (Heb 10:29).

Let us draw near to God, and He will draw near to us (Jas 4:7–10). God is not far from anyone of us in any nations, so that we may seek and reach Him (Acts 17:26–27). Therefore, let us continue to stir one another to love and good works (Heb 10:24).