We have come to the last verses of our Psalm today and they are the point of the Psalm really.
Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Psalm 2: 10-12
The whole Psalm has been about the second coming of the Lord in power and judgment. In light of that second coming the psalmist warns the rulers of the Earth (and frankly people everywhere) to be wise and to serve the Lord with reverent fear.
In verse twelve the psalmist uses an interesting word that our Bibles translate as “Kiss” the son. That word “Kiss” is actually the Hebrew word Nashaq. understanding it is important to understanding what we are to do in light of the Lord’s second coming.
Nashaq is to-
1) to put together, kiss
a) (Qal) to kiss
b) (Piel) to kiss
c) (Hiphil) to touch gently
2) to handle, be equipped with
a) (Qal) to be equipped
So as we look to the Lord’s second coming we must come together with the Son or the heir of God’s kingdom (Jesus). We must be close intimate with Him. We must be mindful in our dealings with him and most of all we are to be equipped with the Son.
You see it is not by our own works of righteousness that we will escape the wrath that is to come. We can never stand before God on our own merit. If we try we will only receive judgment. But we have the choice of “Kissing the son” which is being equipped with the righteousness of Jesus.
“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Rom. 3:21-24 NIV
So let me ask you, have you kissed the Son?