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Kiss the Son

Day 9

Today's Reading: Psalm 2

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:10-12)

The psalmist tells us to “Kiss the Son,” a reference to a coming heir from the royal line of David. This “Son” deserves worship, homage, and praise, which means that He is more than just a human king. This is a divine king who is worthy of all worship. He will be the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the One to whom all the kings and rulers and peoples of the earth will bow in worship.

Based on the entirety of Scripture, we know that this “Son” is none other than Jesus Christ. As a result of Christ’s humble obedience unto death, God has declared Christ’s supremacy over all. Here’s how Paul puts it in Philippians 2:9-11:

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

This means that, one day, at the name of Jesus, President Xi in China, Prime Minister Modi in India, Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel, Chancellor Merkel in Germany, and President Trump in the United States, are all going to bow and worship King Jesus.

The question is not whether they are going to bow and worship Him. The question is whether they will do it now or do it when it’s too late. And that’s not just a question for them. It’s a question for each of us as well. Have you bowed the knee to King Jesus and called Him Lord over all and Lord over your life? Have you taken refuge under His rule?

Psalm 2:12 says, “Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” If you’ve never trusted in this King who died on the cross and rose from the dead in victory over sin and the grave, then you can do that now. Turn from your sin and bow to His lordship. Believe in Him and find refuge.


Pray that God would give you a heart that gladly submits to Christ’s lordship, either for the first time or (if you’re already a Christian) in increasing measure by the power of the Spirit.

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