THE THRONE OF JESUS IN JERUSALEM

"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". (Psalms 2:12) "And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD". (Joshua 24:21) "Those who are saved in the precious blood of Jesus Christ are the Children of God. Apostle Paul writes: "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:26).

Leslie M John

“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”. (Psalms 2:12)

Psalmist having said in Psalms chapter 1 that the godly should not have company with ungodly now wonders as to why the ungodly and sinners imagine vain things such as to ridicule the living God and work against the children of the living God.

Those who are saved in the precious blood of Jesus Christ are the Children of God. Apostle Paul writes: “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26).

Mighty kings, princes, wise men, and dictators have come and gone but none lived and ruled like our living God who is eternal.  He rules the earth; he is there everywhere.  Man’s thoughts are not God’s thoughts. His ways are higher than ours. He is mightier than anybody. 

When man takes refuge in his own strength and wisdom the Lord will have him in derision. The Father says He has set Jesus upon the holy hill of Zion.  This is a prophecy and it is about the thousand year peaceful reign of our Lord Jesus Christ from the throne of David.  The Father promises that the uttermost parts will be given to The Son for his possession. 

Jesus is the Son of God and he shall break the mighty men with iron rod and he breaks them as the rod strikes a potter’s vessel. There were mighty men such as Sihon, king of Amoties, Og, the king of Bashaan, and Goliath in Philistine army but none prevailed against God and the children of Israel.

Sihon, king of the Amorites, opposed and tried to prevent in vain the Israelites to pass through his territory.  The result was that he was defeated and Israelites not only took possession of his cities but they had their way through the land of Amorites. (Numbers 21:21-24)

Og, the king of Bashan, who was ruler over sixty cities went out against Israelites but God assured Moses of his help and he defeated Og, the king of Bashan and took possession of his land. (Numbers 21:33-35)

 There was a mighty man in Philistine army and he was Goliath. But David, a shepherd boy, son of Jessy, with the help of the Almighty God defeated Goliath miraculously when he slang one smooth stone from his sling that struck on his forehead and Goliath fell face down on the ground. David pulled out Goliath’s sword from his sheath and killed him. 

There were other mighty men like Alexander the great, Napoleon, Hitler, etc. Some of them were great and some of them were terror to others; but all of them died. Many dictators who stood strong defiantly in the recent past fell down and lost their positions.

Above all one that rules is our living God and His only begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior.  Are we greater than these mighty men?  If not, then let us depend upon the living God and worship him.

Psalmist points to antitype in Psalm Chapter 2 and exhorts, therefore, to serve Jesus with fear and rejoice. There is an interesting phrase used and it is “Kiss the Son”.  It is not an advice for us to kiss our sons but it is an exhortation to worship the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ.

It is very good that we kiss our sons, but here in this context it is not an exhortation to kiss our sons but it is an exhortation to worship the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ.  There is warning that if we do not worship the Son of God he would be angry and we may perish from the way.

Psalmist says that those who put their trust in the Lord will be blessed. Let us say as the children of Israel said when Joshua challenged them with a question as to whom they prefer to serve; whether it is idols or the living God! They all answered and said without any hesitation: “We will serve the LORD”.

“And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD”. (Joshua 24:21)