This is another Psalm that speaks of the power and authority of our God. What a different view of Him we hold today in many of our churches.
Instead of looking at God like someone who's just in heaven so He can continually bless us, let's look at Him like verse 11 tells us to: "Serve the Lord with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling." Our God is to be feared and revered.
Coronation of the Son
“Why do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take
and the rulers conspire
together against the LORD
and His Anointed One:
“Let us tear off their chains
and free ourselves from their restraints.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord ridicules them.
Then He speaks to them
in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath:
“I have consecrated
My King on Zion, My holy mountain.”
I will declare the LORD's decree:
He said to Me, “You are My Son;
today I have become Your Father.
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations
and the ends of the earth
You will break them with a rod of iron;
You will shatter them like pottery.”
So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling.
Pay homage to the Son or
He will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite
at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him are happy.”