Evening Meditation 5-23-16

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I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron[b];
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 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 2:7-12

What do think the psalmist means when he says, “Kiss his son”?

4 thoughts on “Evening Meditation 5-23-16

  1. I think it means to honor the Messiah and to pay respect to him. In many cultures they kiss their elders on the cheek while slightly bowing to them in order to show honor and respect to their place of authority. That is the picture I get when I read that verse. I feel that it walks hand in hand with verse 11 where we are told to serve the Lord with fear. Some translations say awe. The amplified reads, “Worship the Lord and serve Him with reverence [with awe-inspired fear and submissive wonder]; Rejoice [yet do so] with trembling.”

    How do I kiss the Son in my life? Do I show him the proper honor and respect? If I’m honest I probably don’t. I think that in my life it would be to put him first in all that I do. To hold Him above all else. I often let the busyness of life get in the way of my time with Him. I often neglect to seek guidance from him before I begin my day. I often let my worry about life, finances, etc. rather than handing them over to Him and trusting Him to take care of me.

    Kissing the Son would is to trust fully in him and place him above all else in my life. It is be spending time with him in worship, thinking about his attributes and modelling my life after them, asking him to guide and direct my steps throughout the day, and asking him to show me the people he wants me to minister to as our paths cross. It’s praying “popcorn prayers” through out the day asking for guidance and direction in all I do. It’s trying my best to live life with a biblical worldview in an upside down, topsy turvy world. It is modeling my life after his and showing him honor and respect in all I do.

    • That is a great answer. One of the areas the Lord has me working to honor Him is in my everyday speech. I am learning to communicate without sarcasm. It is gonna take a miracle but I want to honor Him more.

      • I was once told by someone that sarcasm comes from hidden resentment. I’m still not sure what I think about that statement. I would agree that some sarcasm is based in resentment but am not sure that all is. I believe that some people naturally have a sarcastic sense of humor which comes more out of seeing the irony in the situation. Those people don’t seem resentful to me nor are they trying to hurt someone. Is that wrong? It’s an interesting topic to ponder on. Words are very powerful and affect people more than we are aware of. There’s a reason the Bible says that life and death are in the tongue. Anyway it’s an interesting topic. I’m not sure how I feel about sarcasm I’ve seen people really hurt by it but I also have seen it used in a non hurtful humorous manner.

      • For me it is a defense mechanism. Sometimes it can be used to diffuse a tense situation but other times I find myself using it inways that breach the boundary of mutual respect.

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