262 – Psalm 2 – Kiss the Son

We ended our time together last time with Psalm 2:5.

Psalm 2:5 (LEB)

5 Then he speaks to them in his wrath, and in his fury he terrifies them:

Since we are beginning with verse five we need to identify the antecedents (nouns) for the pronouns “he” and “them”. 

Verse two clarifies that the kings and rulers of the earth who plot against Yahweh are the “them” of verse five, and Yahweh God is “He”. 

What is the message that an Angry God terrifies wicked rulers who plot against Him? 

Psalm 2:6 (LEB)

6 “But as for me, I have set my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”

But as for me…

The word “but” introduces a contrast. Yahweh says, you’re plotting against me vainly, which means you will be unsuccessful. In contrast, here’s Yahweh’s plan, which will be successful. God has installed His king in Jerusalem His holy mountain. I find it interesting that to date Jesus has never been King in Jerusalem, yet God uses past tense language. This indicates His installation as King is a sure thing, so much so that it is as if it has already happened!

Why do I say it is Jesus Yahweh is installing as King? Couldn’t it be David or someone else? Not according to verse seven.

Psalm 2:7 (LEB)

7 I will tell the decree; Yahweh said to me: “You are my son; today I have begotten you.

The only person in all of the Bible that is called begotten of God is Jesus. There are many verses in the scripture we could look at, but for now look at this verse in Hebrews.

Hebrews 5:5 (LEB)

Thus also Christ did not glorify himself to become high priest, but the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you,”

Seems pretty clear to me. 

An additional terror to these wicked rulers is proclaimed in verses 8 and 9. Yahweh actually let’s them in on a personal conversation He has with His son.

Psalm 2:8-9 (LEB)

8 Ask from me and I will make the nations your heritage, and your possession the ends of the earth.

9 You will break them with an iron rod. Like a potter’s vessel you will shatter them.”

Your plans will not come to fruition and you will not remain as kings and rulers. Yahweh is merciful. Accept His warning. Abandon you’re vain plans.

Psalm 2:10-11 (LEB)
10 So then, O kings, be wise. Be warned, O rulers of the earth. 

11 Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

You might say verses ten and eleven are a call to repentance for the rulers. Jesus is your replacement, but it does not have to be a violent one. 

Psalm 2:12 (LEB)

12 Kiss the Son lest he be angry and you perish on the way, for his anger burns quickly. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Have you noticed the only escape offered to these evil plotters is found in the person of Jesus? One can go from being the target of His terrible wrath to finding refuge in Him in one swift motion.

If kings and rulers are held accountable for their wickedness would it be reasonable to assume the individual can get away with sin? I don’t think so. The beautiful thing is the answer to the sin problem is the same for everyone regardless of their station in life…..


Kiss the Son….

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