Kiss the Son
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 2:1-12. The Psalmist tells us to “Kiss the Son.” But first he asks the question, “Why do the heathen rage.” This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm, which means it talks about Jesus. Acts 4:25 gives us a clue that David is the writer of this Psalm, Acts 4:25, “Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?” It asks the same question that is asked in Psalm 2:1.
The Psalmist says the kings and rulers of this world come together to take issue against God and His Son, Jesus. God laughs in the heavens at their foolishness. He warns them with His wrath. Some people don’t get the message.
There are many Scriptures in the Bible that refer to this Psalm. One of them is Acts 13:33, “God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” It even mentions the second psalm in the Scripture.
Psalm 2:10-12, the Holy Spirit exhorts the kings and rulers of this world to serve the LORD with fear and trembling. He speaks saying, “Kiss the Son.” He admonishes them to accept Jesus as their Savior and worship Him lest they cause Him to be angered against them and they perish. We are reminded those who trust in the LORD are blessed.
What would the world be like today if the leaders of this world served the LORD?
Daily Bible Scripture:
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 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.
Things to think about:
- Who is this Scripture talking about?
- What will happen to those who put their trust in the LORD?
- Have you put your trust in the LORD?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who You sacrificed for our sins. Help us to love and worship Him. Help the rulers of this world to serve You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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