Thought for the Week.02-14-16. Kiss the Son
“Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are those who put their trust in Him” (Psalm 2:12).
A kiss is a symbol of many things, both good and bad in scripture. As a good symbol, it represents love, devotion, friendly affection, tribute and many other emotions. In this passage, it is used to mean “to pay homage to.” “Homage” means “respect or reverential regard” or “respect paid by external action.”
The psalmist prophecies the time when God would set up His Son as King and that the world would “kiss” him—that is, they would express devotion to Him and put their trust in Him for their spiritual future. That time came, of course, at the cross.
Since we are living in the time prophesied about in this psalm and since the New Testament verifies the kind of relationship we are to have with God’s Son, the message rings true today: through the way we conduct our lives every day, we demonstrate the depth of our “kiss” of Jesus—that is, the sincerity of our commitment to Him.