Psalm 2 doesn’t fit the ordinary Christmas meditation. Then again, Jesus’ birth fills the quota of extraordinary – announced hundreds of years before taking place, born of a virgin, heralded by angels, and declared the Son of the Highest.
“I will declare the decree:
the Lord hath said unto me,
Thou art my Son;
this day have I begotten thee…
On the day of his birth all the prophecies concerning his birth came together for those who would see the eternal Son of God in the flesh. Jesus is the begotten Son of God which impresses on us the relationship between the Father and the Son. They are of like character and being. God the Father is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. So is the Son. God the Father is eternal. So is the Son. With this revelation comes these instructions for we who dwell on the earth.
- Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
- be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
- Serve the Lord with fear,
- and rejoice with trembling.
- Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
- Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” Ps. 2:7,10-12.
The common greeting of a kiss among those of the Middle East indicates a relationship between the parties; closeness, harmony, peace and devotion. Kissing a king implies submission and loyalty to him, resulting in peace.
Going to Isaiah 9:6 & 7, we are told:
- “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
- and the government shall be upon his shoulder…
- Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David,
- and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Many wonder when the Lord will perform these things. Even more deny these things will ever come to pass and pay no heed to the Psalmist’s instruction to , Kiss the Son. The Apostle John relates the when in the Book of Revelation.
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
The kingdoms of this world
are become the kingdoms of our Lord,
and of his Christ;
and he shall reign for ever and ever…
they sing the song of Moses the servant of God,
and the song of the Lamb, saying,
GREAT AND MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY;
JUST AND TRUE ARE THY WAYS, THOU KING OF SAINTS.
WHO SHALL NOT FEAR THEE, O LORD, AND GLORIFY THY NAME?
FOR THOU ONLY ART HOLY:
FOR ALL THE NATIONS SHALL COME WORSHIP BEFORE THEE…”
(Rev. 11:15; 15:3,4).
It shows the foolishness of people to think we could fight against God and come out the victor. The Apostle Paul tells us all will, Kiss the Son. All will one day realize who Jesus is and will bow before him.
“For it is written,
AS I LIVE, SAITH THE LORD,
EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME,
AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS TO GOD.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
May we join the heavenly host today in,
“…praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
As we look on the baby lying in a manger think on who He is and don’t forget to, Kiss the Son. It is the only way to know his blessing of peace on earth now and be among those who rejoice at his second coming.
“And every creature which is in heaven,
and on the earth, and under the earth,
and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them,
heard I saying,
Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power,
be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”
Adapted from, “Kiss the Son” posted in 2017. Thank you for reading. May the words bring you the peace and joy God delivered in his Son.